Food Thread: Sharp Objects And Fingers: A Match Made In Kitchen Tool Heaven

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I have a few of these engines of the Devil in my kitchen. Well, actually they are all in a closet, well away from my kitchen, and more importantly, far from the tips of my fingers.

The mandoline is a great idea, and several times each year I make something that requires the slicing of large quantities of..something. And I briefly entertain the notion of hauling out one of these buggers and risking life and limb to save a few minutes of time. Luckily I am not quite as stupid as I sound, and I resist the temptation.

I cut myself enough with knives...I don't need to add the diabolical design of a mandoline to my list of potential kitchen injuries. I am already on a schedule of at least one burn per month, and I just don't feel like cutting the tips of my fingers just to get an extra-thin slice of whatever.

Seriously, they are wonderful machines, and can be a real time saver if one knows how to use them. But I think it is simply a function of practice, and my guess is that most home cooks don't need one often enough to get good (and safe) with them. For restaurants however, they must be marvelous!

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I got an e-mail about that weird mail-order peppers service from last week's Food Thread from commenter "BeckyDotData" that made me laugh, and reminded me once again that most of you people are nuts!
In November, I drove to visit my children in Sarasota who requested a caucasious-Mexican Thanksgiving which requires, among other dishes, tamales- hot tamales. At the local Publix, I picked up an habanero and bit into it. Hot like fresh black pepper. The produce clerk screeched awaiting my heart attack. I put the assaulted pepper in a bag to purchase the remainder and asked if her store carried pickled peppers. She was speechless. This has been the median reaction from employees. In 2016, I ordered seeds for the Scotch Bonnet, a lovely meaty orange habanero and succeeded in growing peppers that registered in the > 100K scoville units. I love my hot peppers, and yes, I do have taste buds, although I have been accused of witchcraft by weenies. In 2011, I successfully grew the dreaded Bhut Jalokia. But after field testing batches of tamales, the ghost pepper lost all of its heat during steaming process. My disappointment was clinical.

While I certainly am not spending my bourbon budget on peppers, I am curious about their efficacy. I am on the do-not-respond list for the USDA in all four states because of this quest.

My request for you is to ask your lurkers, commenters, and assorted morons to review this service if they partake.

Thank you for your time. My handlers are coming.


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Obviously they are touting a particular recipe to sell some temperature probes, but it's a pretty solid sounding technique, and I have had chicken with that weird but great white sauce before, and it is worth making.

BBQ Chicken With Alabama White Sauce sounds sort of gross, but try it, you'll like it!

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Some random thoughts about chili. I have been making it recently for no particular reason, and with no particular recipe, and I have yet to flub a batch. And when I say "no particular recipe" I mean I am winging it. Ground beef, chopped chuck, chili powder, toasted dried chilies, cumin, no cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, sweet paprika, onions, garlic, blah, blah, blah. I have tried a bunch of different combinations and every single time it has turned out nicely. Some were better than others, but every single one was at least good and satisfying.

My conclusion? No idea. I just like eating chili.

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Wow. Who are these people who judge their dates according to ridiculous criteria? Foods to avoid on a first date. Here's my recommendation: eat good food that will make both of you happy. If it's a rack of ribs covered in sauce that you get in your hair, or some dainty and fun high tea sandwiches...whatever floats your boat.
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I made this a long time ago, and it was really good. the bread crumbs are an interesting touch. But one modification will make it a better dish: cook the mussels, then put on a pair of dishwashing gloves to protect your hands from the heat and shell them. I don't know about you, but I am too damned old to have to deal with the shells in my pasta.
Wide Noodles with Mussels

  • 1 lb. wide pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 pounds mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • Italian parsley, finely chopped to yield 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons salt.

In a large skillet with a lid, heat the olive oil over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the onion, shallots and garlic and saute over high heat 4 minutes, until softened and browned. Add the wine and lemon juice, bring to a boil, then add the mussels, and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, until all the mussels have steamed open. Discard any that haven’t steamed open after this time.

Cook the pasta in the boiling water until tender yet al dente.

Meanwhile, push the mussels to the side slightly and add the bread crumbs and parsley to the liquid, stirring to combine. Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the pan with the mussels, tossing over medium-high 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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1 Hello

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 03:55 PM (aC6Sd)

2 I'll get the corgis

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 03:55 PM (aC6Sd)

3 Sharp objects? Where's Bluebell for commentary?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 11, 2018 03:55 PM (qJtVm)

4
Oh, thank the gods!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 11, 2018 03:56 PM (pNxlR)

5 We have one of those planes, don't know if wife uses it much anymore.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 03:57 PM (aC6Sd)

6 Boy howdy!

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 11, 2018 03:57 PM (nAiYt)

7 I like the old tymee potato peeler.

Small, sharp, light as a feather and the right tool for the job.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2018 03:58 PM (EoRCO)

8 cuisinart > mandoline

Posted by: concrete girl at February 11, 2018 03:58 PM (Gz24F)

9 I think you have to use them patiently and setup correctly.

Always know where your fingers are when using a sharp tool.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 11, 2018 03:58 PM (C4l4A)

10 Alabama White Sauce sound racist on several levels. Why not just call it Bull Connors Sauce?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2018 03:58 PM (9SkN+)

11 Watching Baker's vs Fakers on food network. Making me hungry.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 11, 2018 03:58 PM (nAiYt)

12 I have always wanted a high-end mandolin.

Maybe one day.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2018 03:58 PM (EyPfd)

13 I used to scrape my knuckles grating 10 pounds of potatoes for kumpa. Then - aha! Blender on grate setting! I'm not sure I even have a blender now. I'll have to check around. I haven't made kumpa in three winters.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 11, 2018 03:59 PM (lwiT4)

14 I could cut myself with a wooden spoon

Posted by: JEM at February 11, 2018 03:59 PM (QDK10)

15 Mandoline. Such an innocuous word. It should be named "Claimer of Fingertips."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 03:59 PM (ycWCI)

16 If nothing else I have learned from this thread and research is cowboys put beans in their chile.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 03:59 PM (aC6Sd)

17 Madoline. Isn't that a high class cartoon of a little girl?

Posted by: jakee308 at February 11, 2018 03:59 PM (C4l4A)

18 There's nothing like finding fingerprints in your sliced onions.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 11, 2018 03:59 PM (9SkN+)

19 "Always know where your fingers are when using a sharp tool."

In the bowl, with the chopped veggies?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2018 04:00 PM (EyPfd)

20 Bluebell and her various shivs are being checked at security I think.

My first date food with hubby was a fried chicken picnic I made when he took me shooting M-16's in the Kuwaiti desert. He procured a humvee as our car. So, we shot a bunch of guns, ate fried chicken, homemade baked beans, potato salad, beer and brownies for dessert. That's probably not on the list for date foods, but we've ben married 26 years and counting, so I guess it worked out okay.

Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:00 PM (V+V48)

21 That thing just looks like it's waiting to be fed.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 11, 2018 04:00 PM (C4l4A)

22 Grammie, did you get a Nutrageous bar yet?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2018 04:01 PM (vV/gB)

23 I love me an apple and thumbskin pie.

Posted by: Downcast at February 11, 2018 04:01 PM (v2Njf)

24 Debearded mussels: seriously, you're gonna just serve that up to us, or did we exhaust our supply of mature and serious by talking chemistry in the last thread?

Posted by: pep at February 11, 2018 04:01 PM (LAe3v)

25 Chili:

I'm homing in on a decent version.

Fresh chilies and 3 kinds of dried. Still going to use some termater to balance out the bitterness. No chocolate or coffee - they just amp up the bitterness.

Meat = I have arrived at the perfect chili meat. Beef fucking ribs, at least 5 lbs. The key is to grill them hot and fast for a few minutes ( just enough to char and not cooked )before putting them in the chili.

Boner points if you smoke 'em.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 04:01 PM (UCeQo)

26 I have a Kitchen-ade curved blade, its a 1/4 round blade on a handle, I love that thing to cut up salad parts.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 04:01 PM (aC6Sd)

27 Hallelujah we have the food thread!!!
I have always thought I wanted a mandolin but then I remember I am a partial clutsz and would lose my hand!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:01 PM (DAdSz)

28 https://tinyurl.com/ydhbcnhq

Anyone ever tried one of these? I have noticed my steel is getting more notched than the knives I am trying to sharpen. Maybe I just need to get a better quality steel?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 04:02 PM (ycWCI)

29 But do you add Carrots to your chili? Particularly Rainbow Carrots?

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 11, 2018 04:02 PM (nAiYt)

30 Grammie, did you get a Nutrageous bar yet?

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2018 04:01 PM (vV/gB)
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Not yet - I've been snowbound. I didn't even make church today. But the roads look like they are improving, so I'll aim for tomorrow.

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 11, 2018 04:02 PM (lwiT4)

31 "I could cut myself with a wooden spoon"

It's bad when you nick yourself with a butchers block.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2018 04:02 PM (EyPfd)

32 My chili runs to the tropical side. Very fruity and clean.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 11, 2018 04:04 PM (vV/gB)

33 I've got a small mandoline, and for certain things, I wouldn't use anything else.

I've cut fingers with a table saw, I'm careful but not intimidated with a mandoline.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 11, 2018 04:04 PM (oVJmc)

34 these engines of the Devil in my kitchen.

Cleaned the slicer at a Roy Rogers for a couple of semesters. Even with the steel mail glove that thing could get you.

Posted by: DaveA at February 11, 2018 04:04 PM (FhXTo)

35 Ah the mandoline. My office mate neatly sliced off the end of her thumb with one while cutting sweet potatoes. Them things are dangerous.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 11, 2018 04:04 PM (IMacf)

36 cuisinart > mandoline
Posted by: concrete girl


Does anyone have a problem when grating cheese in a food processor where the cheese jams up in the lid, behind the chute?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (UCeQo)

37 Speaking of pain and injury and peppers, when was the last time anyone rubbed their eye ( or other anatomical component) after dicing hot peppers?

Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (Sfs6o)

38 Mandolines are great if you happen to have feeling in a particular fingertip and decide that you don't want to any more. Or if you have way too much blood on the inside of you? Problem solved.

Seriously though, they're pretty useful as long as you use the guard or a Kevlar glove and don't try to run anything too sturdy through it.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (y87Qq)

39 Rarely use my mandoline.

Alabama lightning sauce is really good, btw.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (89T5c)

40 16 If nothing else I have learned from this thread and research is cowboys put beans in their chile.
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 03:59 PM (aC6Sd)

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You shut your whore mouth!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (gC2IV)

41 A "date"? What is this strange thing of which you speak?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (NWiLs)

42 Could you put a garden glove on before using the cutter of death?

Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 11, 2018 04:06 PM (lwiT4)

43 You can buy those gloves that are blade resistant. Have a pair I got from Amazon. Get the right size though.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 11, 2018 04:06 PM (/krQw)

44 my family always had some type of hot pepper at the table. They grew them in the summer and if any were left they dried and cured them. We called them 'lazzarett'. I couldn't understand when they just chomped on one before taking a bite of food. I thought it defeated the purpose.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 04:07 PM (GOoUs)

45 And half of Pauly, our Carolina Reaper plant looks to be going dormant.

But, the one side which is exposed to sunlight through the Dining Room window is pushing out new leaves and flowering buds.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 11, 2018 04:07 PM (EyPfd)

46
re: Home Economics

Bedding.

What are the best sheets to buy? What exactly does Thread Count mean and why should anyone care?

What are the best pillows?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 04:07 PM (rW4yT)

47 My wife makes an exceptional Chili and of course, she uses beans as well as Ground Round.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 11, 2018 04:07 PM (nAiYt)

48
And where do you buy your sheets?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 04:07 PM (rW4yT)

49 Mandolines are fine but ukeleles are better.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 11, 2018 04:07 PM (5fRCd)

50 Could you put a garden glove on before using the cutter of death?
Posted by: grammie winger


Chain. Mail. Glove.
https://tinyurl.com/ybwpc8o7

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 04:08 PM (UCeQo)

51 42 Could you put a garden glove on before using the cutter of death?
Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 11, 2018 04:06 PM (lwiT4)

Kevlar.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2018 04:08 PM (NWiLs)

52 Does anyone have a problem when grating cheese in a food processor where the cheese jams up in the lid, behind the chute?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (UCeQo)

Yes you should partial freeze and it will not do that

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at February 11, 2018 04:08 PM (czkHE)

53
And where do you buy your sheets?


For sleeping on or wearing?

Posted by: Racist Republican Conservative at February 11, 2018 04:09 PM (oVJmc)

54 >>>Does anyone have a problem when grating cheese in a food processor where the cheese jams up in the lid, behind the chute?

yep
it is a definite design flaw, but it's the big, $ one, and so pretty!

maybe freeze your cheese before grating?

Posted by: concrete girl at February 11, 2018 04:09 PM (Gz24F)

55 42 Could you put a garden glove on before using the cutter of death?
Posted by: grammie winger - almost home at February 11, 2018 04:06 PM (lwiT4)

Cortador de la muerte!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 04:09 PM (ycWCI)

56 Last week in the food thread Cannibal Bob was vociferously poo-pooing the addition of cinnamon in pasta sauce. I made Giada's Cinnamon-Pancetta Carbonara and it was delicioso -- it called for a scant quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and lends an earthiness to the flavors but it is still savory. Here's the recipe:

https://tinyurl.com/y93qqryr

BTW I had neither pancetta nor fresh flatleaf parsley, just bacon and dried parsley, and it was still tasty.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 11, 2018 04:09 PM (qJtVm)

57 The black handle in the picture of the mandolin is for the faint at heart

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 04:10 PM (aC6Sd)

58 If nothing else I have learned from this thread and research is cowboys put beans in their chile.

Beans are practically carrots.

Posted by: Racist Republican Conservative at February 11, 2018 04:10 PM (oVJmc)

59 My first date food with hubby was a fried chicken picnic I made when he took me shooting M-16's in the Kuwaiti desert. He procured a humvee as our car.



Not a story you hear often...as in never...when people discuss first dates. I'd enjoy talking to you both at a party. Many questions.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 11, 2018 04:10 PM (/krQw)

60
There is a reason there is no mandolin in the orchestra.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2018 04:10 PM (r+sAi)

61 I haven't read a single comment yet but I just want to say that my first thought when I saw the picture was that they really shouldn't let Yankees fans use such sharp objects.

And then I got a couple of paragraphs in and I'm nodding my head and thinking, yep.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:11 PM (kNasr)

62 Not a story you hear often...as in never...when people discuss first dates. I'd enjoy talking to you both at a party. Many questions.
Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 11, 2018 04:10 PM (/krQw)
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We should have a party!

bluebell?

Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2018 04:11 PM (Sfs6o)

63 The black handle in the picture of the mandolin is for the faint at heart
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 04:10 PM (aC6Sd)

Black handles are for pussies.

Posted by: Stubby at February 11, 2018 04:12 PM (T71PA)

64 Uh oh.

Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2018 04:12 PM (Sfs6o)

65 The picture up top, without size reference, does look like a modern torture device.

"And here we have the stainless steel mandolin. The captive reclines on this. And everything is stainless for that modern look."

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 04:12 PM (ycWCI)

66 37 Speaking of pain and injury and peppers, when was the last time anyone rubbed their eye ( or other anatomical component) after dicing hot peppers?
Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (Sfs6o)

Funny story; I Dr I used to work with grew his own veggies and was quite the cook. One year he grew jalapeños to make his own salsa. He grew beautiful peppers. Upon harvest he chopped a rather large pile to cook with when lo and behold, nature called. He walked funny for several days because he blistered his “buddy” from the jalapeños. We were merciless with the teasing.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:12 PM (DAdSz)

67 I was using one of those once a few years back to make some homemade potato chips on a friday night.and i managed to slice the tip off my finger, then i couldnt find it mixed in with all the raw potato slices.

That was pretty painful. I decided to fry it all up anyway and have a beer. I didnt want to waste all that work.

Posted by: Rumcrook at February 11, 2018 04:13 PM (CkY9p)

68 Speaking of pain and injury and peppers, when was the last time anyone rubbed their eye ( or other anatomical component) after dicing hot peppers?
Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (Sfs6o)

Didn't rub my eye but I went to take a whizz and oh lordy!

Never do that again.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2018 04:13 PM (EoRCO)

69 We made the Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Knock Off Joe S. submitted to the cookbook. Absolutely delish! I grew up with a lot of Portugese kids and this recipe reminded me of the kale soup all their grandmothers made. Each grandma had her own variation. It also reminded me of some of the broth type chowders (prononced chowdah) some made.

Yeah, I ate kale before kale was cool.

Posted by: JTB at February 11, 2018 04:13 PM (V+03K)

70 The picture up top, without size reference, does look like a modern torture device.
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"Why, Mr. Bond, I expect you to slice!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 11, 2018 04:13 PM (qJtVm)

71 As a fifth-generation Texan, I have strong opinions about chili. I can forgive beans, but it's not chili without cumin. It's just some variety of beef stew. True even if you're making white chili (chicken and white beans).

Carrots--never.

Posted by: Art Rondolet of Malmsey at February 11, 2018 04:14 PM (S+f+m)

72 I remember where BF and I went on first date but not what I ate. He ate chicken, all the fixins and he may have inhaled one of the plates.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 04:14 PM (GOoUs)

73 I'm okay with the mandolines because I *know* they are trying to chop my fingers off and am prepared. $12 set of slash-resistant gloves and away we go.

What gets me is the sneak attacks. Ever bought really good, really thick aluminum foil for the kitchen? That is the sliciest, pokiest, bloodiest stuff I've ever encountered.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - My Car Uses No Gas But Have to Fill It Up Every Night at February 11, 2018 04:14 PM (ks6bw)

74 Sooth -- my best luck has been at places like Home Goods TJMaxx or whatever they are now because they get Department Store overstocks. Now is a good sale time so you can get nice stuff super cheap. Felt like I was buying a trousseau with each kid that went away to college. They also have newer sheets and stuff at WalMart that dry quickly.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 11, 2018 04:14 PM (MIKMs)

75 A mandoline is an excellent option for thin-slicing exotic Italian deli meats such as sopressata or cotechino. Then you can present them on a charcuterie board with more common choices like boloney and liverwurst. In this way, you won't terrorize your provincial guests from flyover country.

Posted by: David Brooks at February 11, 2018 04:15 PM (9SkN+)

76 Has anyone ever mentioned a Spiralizer? Because its the bomb.

Maybe I should mention it in the veggie thread, or actually its a veggie instrument of torture. So there's that.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 04:15 PM (70cRb)

77
lol

Harvard University announces it has found a new president to replace the "historic" Drew Faust. Larry Bacow, PhDildo.

He's white. He's not queer. Um, he's allergic to most gogs and cats, according to wiki. And he's a lawyer. And he was the president of Tufts University. An Eagle Scout. And a leftist.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 04:15 PM (rW4yT)

78 As far as adding finger protein to your salads, there are cut-proof food-grade gloves available in the 10 dollar or less range. If you use those you'll need alternate sources of protein. Like the lizard a woman up here in NH found in her salad last week. Minus its tail.

The loss of heat in ghost peppers and the like from long exposure to hot water is something I get around in several ways. The most convenient is to fry them quickly and then add them, with the frying oil, after everything has been cooked. Alternatively, there are some quite lethal hot-pepper sauces, including grim reaper sauce, that will grow hair on your toenails.

Posted by: great unknown at February 11, 2018 04:16 PM (SaxwV)

79 The picture up top, without size reference, does look like a modern torture device.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 04:12 PM (ycWCI)


Mandolines would actually make pretty lousy information appliances. Usually you don't realize what's happening until you notice the salad doesn't look quite right.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 04:16 PM (y87Qq)

80 Speaking of pain and injury and peppers, when was the last time anyone rubbed their eye ( or other anatomical component) after dicing hot peppers?


I got some Cayenne in my eye a few weeks back. I could not pry my eyelid open to get water in it to rinse. It was not fun. Luckily, my right eye was unscathed.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 11, 2018 04:16 PM (/krQw)

81
my best luck has been at places like Home Goods TJMaxx or whatever they are now because they get Department Store overstocks.

I forgot about TJ Maxx!

And Marshalls.
Is Marshalls nationwide?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 04:17 PM (rW4yT)

82
My wife use the slicer alot. things cook evenly, look great.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2018 04:17 PM (r+sAi)

83 I got some Cayenne in my eye a few weeks back. I could not pry my eyelid open to get water in it to rinse. It was not fun. Luckily, my right eye was unscathed.
Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 11, 2018 04:16 PM (/krQw)

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Showoff

Posted by: Cyclops at February 11, 2018 04:17 PM (9SkN+)

84 Speaking of pain and injury and peppers, when was the last time anyone
rubbed their eye ( or other anatomical component) after dicing hot
peppers?


Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2018 04:05 PM (Sfs6o)


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Happens more often than I care to admit.

Another fun one? Pressure cooking beef tips and adding a bit of tabasco sauce to the water. Gives the meat and broth a GREAT flavor, but you can't stay in the house while it's cooking.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - My Car Uses No Gas But Have to Fill It Up Every Night at February 11, 2018 04:17 PM (ks6bw)

85 Made Tami's (I think) slow cooker french onion soup. It us the bomb!

And CBD.......I used a mandolin and bay leaf

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 11, 2018 04:17 PM (mMeIQ)

86
The loss of heat in ghost peppers and the like from long exposure to hot water is something I get around in several ways. The most convenient is to fry them quickly and then add them, with the frying oil, after everything has been cooked. Alternatively, there are some quite lethal hot-pepper sauces, including grim reaper sauce, that will grow hair on your toenails.
Posted by: great unknown at February 11, 2018 04:16 PM (SaxwV)

Capsaicin is oil soluble, so frying them in oil and then using the oil with the peppers is a good way to preserve that heat. Kudos.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 04:18 PM (ycWCI)

87
Out to dinner last night at our favorite Cajun restaurant. The entrees came out before the appetizers so we had to send them back (do not get between Her Majesty and her chargrilled oysters). We're regular customers, they're accustomed to us and we're good customers, so we let the boss know what happened, not because we were upset but because we're friends.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 11, 2018 04:18 PM (kjVQQ)

88 69. we ate polenta and broccoli rabe and drank espresso before it was cool. When I started to see those items on restaurant menus, I wondered why ppl were paying big bucks for poverty food.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 04:19 PM (GOoUs)

89 I actually bought something called Shark Gloves in a kitchen store last week. I think they were on clearance for $5. Haven't used them yet. Maybe I should send them to CBD.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:19 PM (kNasr)

90 Pod chili

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2018 04:19 PM (IqV8l)

91 And CBD.......I used a mandolin and bay leaf
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 11, 2018 04:17 PM (mMeIQ)
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Well, now you've done it. We won't see him for days.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:20 PM (kNasr)

92 Alabama White Sauce

Not going to the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: fluffy at February 11, 2018 04:20 PM (cHbmY)

93
Benn watching a couple of programs on Amazon about guys who went on 'juicer' diets. Holy shit, don't ever eat yourself into such a condition that you have to 'juice' your way back.

One guy lost 60# in 60 days. He was not happy. Eventually okay with it. I can't imagine a minus 4000 calorie a day diet.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 11, 2018 04:20 PM (2FqvZ)

94 Using the mandoline to slice the Aldi's turkey ham makes perfectly even slices for pan-frying. And nice thin onion slices for burgers.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 11, 2018 04:20 PM (oVJmc)

95 I just saw a Popeye's Fried Chicken commercial for some sort of sweet fried shrimp basket. Yes, I'll try that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - My Car Uses No Gas But Have to Fill It Up Every Night at February 11, 2018 04:21 PM (ks6bw)

96 Dude, they have these things called "Cuisinarts" that work just like a mandoline, but FASTER and without sticking your fingers into the blade. They're pretty new - since about 1973 or so - so you might not have heard about them, yet.....................

Of course, they use electricity, so they might not be good enough for the 'chef' in you.

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 04:21 PM (63l5P)

97 I was joking about the Carrots in Chili. Its lonely in the Barrel and the last resident left a surprise in the corner.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 11, 2018 04:21 PM (nAiYt)

98 89
I actually bought something called Shark Gloves in a kitchen store last
week. I think they were on clearance for $5. Haven't used them yet.
Maybe I should send them to CBD.



Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:19 PM (kNasr)

You're going shark fishing?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 04:22 PM (70cRb)

99 lol... saw this and was like "Hey, honey! a thread for you..."

It's amazing how the scar disappears in a few months after the finger tip is reattached. If you are going to cut your finger tip off I recommend a very sharp mandolin blade. And direct pressure.

Posted by: Lurky McLurker at February 11, 2018 04:22 PM (9t0u8)

100
Another fun one? Pressure cooking beef tips and adding a bit of tabasco sauce to the water. Gives the meat and broth a GREAT flavor, but you can't stay in the house while it's cooking.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - My Car Uses No Gas But Have to Fill It Up Every Night at February 11, 2018 04:17 PM (ks6bw)
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When I make boiled peanuts I add a paprika/chili powder spice to the pot and it does the same thing - it's kind of like tear gas.

Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2018 04:23 PM (Sfs6o)

101 Soothsayer I get sheets from bedbathand beyond and use the coupons. I also do well at Macy’s. I buy the tencil or modal or bamboo sheets. They are super soft, not slippery , last a long time and do not pill.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:23 PM (DAdSz)

102 I recently (re)discovered a local source for dried peppers, and have been grinding them up in the blender and using them in lieu of commercial chili powder. Tasty, but it takes a lot of blending to get them small enough.

Using dried peppers, one can mix types, so if you want a strong taste of peppers in your chili without necessarily burning your mouth off, you can use a combination of hot and not-so-hot types. Also, use more or less seeds as you desire, etc. Lots of potential.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 11, 2018 04:23 PM (bZ7mE)

103 Mandoline Albright has a very cutting personality.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 11, 2018 04:23 PM (oVJmc)

104 off bloody sock

Posted by: DR.WTF? at February 11, 2018 04:23 PM (T71PA)

105 Alternatively, there are some quite lethal hot-pepper sauces, including grim reaper sauce, that will grow hair on your toenails.
Posted by: great unknown at February 11, 2018 04:16 PM (SaxwV)

I spent 10 years in food quality working with hot sauces. Almost nothing will light me up. I can remember two instances however:

1) Our R&D guy was coming up with an additive sauce concentrate to sell to Skyline chili(?) I tasted it before testing as normal before asking him what it was. Jeez. Lucifer's sweat.

2) I went to a hot sauce convention in Louisiana and tried this stuff called 'Why? sauce' from 'The Angry Irishman.' It was a mix of Carolina Reaper, Trinidad Scorpion and Naga Jolokia. Damn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 04:23 PM (ycWCI)

106 BBQ Chicken With Alabama White Sauce sounds sort of gross, but try it, you'll like it!

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I submitted this to the cookbook. Oh well. Probably the most regional sauce I know of, only occurring naturally in a few mile strip on either side of 72 running through northern Alabama.

It's delicious on smoked turkey and chicken.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - My Car Uses No Gas But Have to Fill It Up Every Night at February 11, 2018 04:23 PM (ks6bw)

107 You're going shark fishing?
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You're in the water...Bluebell's in the water...

Posted by: Quint at February 11, 2018 04:23 PM (qJtVm)

108 5 We have one of those planes, don't know if wife uses it much anymore.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 03:57 PM (aC6Sd)


I've got some planes that look *just like* graters. Not sure why they couldn't do double duty, as long as you wash them before using them on wood.

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 04:24 PM (63l5P)

109 On the Alabama White Sauce front, if you don't mind putting a buck or two in Bezos' pocket, Amazon will be more than happy to sell you a copy of Big Bob Gibson's BBQ book (got it on my Kindle).

At least two of the pork butt recipes shine (including the peach pork butt) and I can't recommend the Memphis Red Sauce enough.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at February 11, 2018 04:24 PM (j0Oc6)

110 96
Dude, they have these things called "Cuisinarts" that work just like a
mandoline, but FASTER and without sticking your fingers into the blade.
They're pretty new - since about 1973 or so - so you might not have
heard about them, yet.....................



Of course, they use electricity, so they might not be good enough for the 'chef' in you.



Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 04:21 PM (63l5P)

Don't bother, they don't get 'FAST".

Posted by: Electric Pressure Cooker at February 11, 2018 04:24 PM (70cRb)

111 BeckyDotData, wow, you must be Iron Woman. What service exactly are you asking people to review? Not that I'll be any help whatever it is, because I'm not a fan of super hot peppers.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:24 PM (kNasr)

112

Never heard of bamboo sheets!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 04:24 PM (rW4yT)

113 I just finished watching the Westminster Dog Show agility trials. 3 of the 5 size class blue ribbon winners were border collies.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 11, 2018 04:25 PM (FTXAT)

114 107
You're going shark fishing?

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You're in the water...Bluebell's in the water...

Posted by: Quint at February 11, 2018 04:23 PM (qJtVm)

and she cuts my leg and swims to the boat.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 04:25 PM (70cRb)

115 75. va fangool mister Brooks. Your type was contemptuous of us low rent sopressata eaters who enjoyed it before it was cool. Take your faccia brutta and shove it in choom's pant crease.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 04:25 PM (GOoUs)

116 GWB, Bluebell and westminsterdogshow, you are now on my list.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2018 04:26 PM (wYseH)

117 Let's be honest. When am I not on your list?

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:26 PM (kNasr)

118 17 Madoline. Isn't that a high class cartoon of a little girl?

Posted by: jakee308 at February 11, 2018 03:59 PM (C4l4A)


Noooo, it's a french geetar. Dudes that wear feathers in their berets use it to get chicks.

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 04:26 PM (63l5P)

119 The designers have actually considered your fingers and included a magical item called a hand guard.

That way you can slice up lots of things quickly without including your fingertips in the meal.

Posted by: Sjg at February 11, 2018 04:27 PM (gDSJf)

120 Love my mandolin, can't do shaved brussel sprouts for Thanksgiving without them. Chiming in to say I have been reading my Deplorable Gourmet cookbook that my doggehs and kittehs got for me for Christimas. A couple of points, you guys really must want me to try the Charleston Pickled Shrimp as it was in three times. I felt it was a subliminal message. Loved the Velvet Hammer with a Motor. I am a mid-west girl and we LOVE our liquor malts as I call them. Served them for dessert once at a dinner party and they called me the devil. So delicious. I admire some of you people with your complete lack of caring about how much fat or calories are in some of these dishes. Of course they are tasty, they are going to give you a heart attack. Lastly, tried a few recipes from the book this week and the Crack Slaw, shout out Sandy Cheeks, and the Chipotle Potato Salad by CBD were amazing and will become regulars at our house. Keep up the good work Horde.

Posted by: weekreekfarmgirl at February 11, 2018 04:27 PM (E/GJM)

121
Noooo, it's a french geetar. Dudes that wear feathers in their berets use it to get chicks.



Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 04:26 PM (63l5P)

But does make french fries!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 04:28 PM (70cRb)

122 You know, brussel sprouts, really thinly sliced, might actually be palatable.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 04:28 PM (ycWCI)

123 Oooooh.......I'm on CBD's list. What do I win?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (mMeIQ)

124 112 >> bamboo sheets are really nice and soft. The bamboo is treated and turned into fiber. These sheets do get a bit wrinkly but they are really comfy and help to keep you cool during the warmer months.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (DAdSz)

125 You know, brussel sprouts, really thinly sliced, might actually be palatable.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 04:28 PM (ycWCI)

No, they won't.

Posted by: April at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (e8PP1)

126 I have that contraption thus far only used it a few times. It was good for french fries. Tricky with the black hand knob it has a small pin which goes in the vegetable your cutting and it can slip. I would also conclude caution is needed in its use. Went to a food processor much safer but it depends on what I'm making.

Posted by: Luann at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (7ZiDC)

127

Not a story you hear often...as in never...when people discuss first dates. I'd enjoy talking to you both at a party. Many questions.
Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 11, 2018 04:10 PM (/krQw)

Awww, you're a sweetie. Now we are a couple of old married folks that bore young'uns with our tall tales. But Weasel is right, we need to get a Pan Am Family Restaurant meet up figured out. gumdrop, if you are in the NoVA region, you can join in!

Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (V+V48)

128 Just checked my email for the recipe. Here it is for anyone who wants it.

Ubiquitous, highly modifiable BBQ sauce of north Alabama.

# of Servings: Varies
Preparation Time: 5 minutes to one day
Ingredient 1 1 cup Mayonaisse - Brands don't matter, but use real mayo.
Ingredient 2 1/4 cup White vinegar
Ingredient 3 1 1/2 tablespoon Sugar
Ingredient 4 1 teaspoon Salt
Ingredient 5 1 teaspoon Black pepper
Ingredient 6 2 teaspoons Lemon juice

Instructions: Mix. Serve over chicken or turkey. Gets better the next day, so make ahead of time and let it sit in the fridge if you can.

Chef's Notes: "This is the most regional BBQ sauce I'm aware of, generally found only in the thin strip following Hwy 72 at the border of AL and TN. People have heard of "Bob Gibson's" but their bottled stuff is... bottled, and the basic sauce isn't some big secret. Any local parent can probably make it by heart and all modify it to their family's tastes. Add a bit of horseradish, garlic, cumin, etc. Like a spice? Throw a teaspoon in. Measure the lemon juice or use less than the recipe calls for, though. Too much is too tart for my taste.

It shines on chicken and turkey, but some people use it on their pork sandwiches, too. It's also a great general purpose dip for fried foods. Put it out in a bowl or squeezable container at Thanksgiving and let people figure it out for themselves."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - My Car Uses No Gas But Have to Fill It Up Every Night at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (ks6bw)

129 Oooooh.......I'm on CBD's list. What do I win?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (mMeIQ)
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You've won the Shark Gloves I WAS going to give him, but decided not to, now that I'm back on the list.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:30 PM (kNasr)

130 Chain mail gloves spare the worry when you get hands close to sharp kitchen tools. I recommend.

Posted by: Malcolm Kirkpatrick at February 11, 2018 04:30 PM (IbUUZ)

131 Aetuis brussel sprouts sliced and roasted with garlic and olive oil and sea salt or olive oil and balsamic with a bit of black pepper are the bomb-diggity.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:30 PM (DAdSz)

132 How can something that makes pleasant tunes look so sinister?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 11, 2018 04:30 PM (e1mEI)

133 Last week in the food thread Cannibal Bob was vociferously poo-pooing the addition of cinnamon in pasta sauce. I made Giada's Cinnamon-Pancetta Carbonara and it was delicioso -- it called for a scant quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and lends an earthiness to the flavors but it is still savory.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 11, 2018 04:09 PM (qJtVm)

Local Greek guy puts either cinnamon or allspice or something in his spaghetti.

I do not like.

Posted by: golfman at February 11, 2018 04:31 PM (48QDY)

134 116 GWB, Bluebell and westminsterdogshow, you are now on my list.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 11, 2018 04:26 PM (wYseH)

117 Let's be honest. When am I not on your list?

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:26 PM (kNasr)

What do you have to do to get on the list? Can I get on the list too? It looks like fun.

Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:31 PM (V+V48)

135 I hate gadgets
washing them is always complicated

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2018 04:31 PM (hMwEB)

136 What do you have to do to get on the list? Can I get on the list too? It looks like fun.
Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:31 PM (V+V4
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I'm pretty sure this is the kind of list we don't want to be on. Save yourself while you can.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:32 PM (kNasr)

137 HA! I am making scalloped potatoes tonight. I also have one of those monsters in my basement storage area! I ended up pulling out my "As Seen On TV" mandolin and put it together, sliced the potatoes, AND cleaned it up in as much time as it would have taken me just to set the SOB up!!! I'm sure it's great for the professionals but for an AOS cookbooker, my $10 deal works just fine

Posted by: Fran Mastropaolo at February 11, 2018 04:32 PM (7wcAJ)

138 It shines on chicken and turkey, but some people use it on their pork sandwiches, too. It's also a great general purpose dip for fried foods. Put it out in a bowl or squeezable container at Thanksgiving and let people figure it out for themselves."
Posted by: Moron Robbie - My Car Uses No Gas But Have to Fill It Up Every Night at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (ks6bw)

Sounds great! I am gonna make some of this next week for some ribs and pulled pork a guy down the road makes in his red trailer.

Thanks MoRob!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2018 04:32 PM (EoRCO)

139 We have a mandolin like the picture and some finger plane thing, its smaller

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 04:33 PM (aC6Sd)

140 What do you have to do to get on the list? Can I get on the list too? It looks like fun.
Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:31 PM (V+V4

No, Moki! That way lies Yoko and Lena pictures! Save yourself!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 11, 2018 04:34 PM (ycWCI)

141 That white sauce recipe sure sounds like Miracle Whip to me. When I had an oven that I could operate without supervision, I would slather it on chicken breasts and bake. The kids liked it (and they pretty much hated everything I cooked).

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 11, 2018 04:34 PM (MIKMs)

142 133
Last week in the food thread Cannibal Bob was vociferously poo-pooing
the addition of cinnamon in pasta sauce. I made Giada's
Cinnamon-Pancetta Carbonara and it was delicioso -- it called for a
scant quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and lends an earthiness to the
flavors but it is still savory.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 11, 2018 04:09 PM (qJtVm)


I'm listening Eris and what i said was it tastes yum initially and then starts to suck the more you eat, and Heidi reminded me there was also nutmeg in the version we tasted. Oh and I'm certain that i would love yours though.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 04:35 PM (70cRb)

143 MOKI!! GO AWAY FROM THE LIST!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at February 11, 2018 04:35 PM (Sfs6o)

144
I'm pretty sure this is the kind of list we don't want to be on. Save yourself while you can.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:32 PM (kNasr)

Hey sweet lady, how are you and yours?

Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:35 PM (V+V48)

145 I like knives and tongs and sparkly and stuff

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2018 04:35 PM (hMwEB)

146 Sounds great! I am gonna make some of this next week for some ribs and pulled pork a guy down the road makes in his red trailer.



Thanks MoRob!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2018 04:32 PM (EoRCO)


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Enjoy, but it's best on birds. Good to have around for general dipping, though, and doesn't last long enough to go bad.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - My Car Uses No Gas But Have to Fill It Up Every Night at February 11, 2018 04:36 PM (ks6bw)

147 I forgot about TJ Maxx!

And Marshalls.
Is Marshalls nationwide?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 04:17 PM (rW4yT)


Another good source of highly discounted bedding is Tuesday Morning, and an excellent manufacturer that they carry on a regular basis is Peacock Alley.

Posted by: HTL at February 11, 2018 04:36 PM (LIZRu)

148 And DANG, I don't wanna be on the list now. Forget I said anything CBD!!!!! I'll make you b'stilla or pierogies to stay off!!!!

Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:36 PM (V+V48)

149 I hate gadgets
washing them is always complicated

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2018 04:31 PM (hMwEB)


Know what you mean. I have a great slicer. It can take a roast and make a ton of thin slices in minutes. But then takes half an hour to dismantle and clean as throughly as is necessary.

So I settle for slightly fatter slices and take thirty seconds washing my knife.

Posted by: Acme Trucking Enterprises, White Truck Division at February 11, 2018 04:37 PM (2FqvZ)

150 Heh. From Friday's Powerline:
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-205.php

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 04:37 PM (63l5P)

151 145
I like knives and tongs and sparkly and stuff

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2018 04:35 PM (hMwEB)

you spelled thongs wrong.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 04:37 PM (70cRb)

152 123 Oooooh.......I'm on CBD's list. What do I win?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (mMeIQ)

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First place is attending a Yankees game with CBD. Second place is two games.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2018 04:38 PM (gC2IV)

153 135 I hate gadgets
washing them is always complicated
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2018 04:31 PM (hMwEB)
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Yep. That's my problem with 'em.

I think my number one priority in cooking is to use as few utensils as possible. And anything the least bit tricky to wash is a non-starter.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 11, 2018 04:38 PM (0jtPF)

154 Oh and I'm certain that i would love yours though.
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Nice save, CB.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 04:39 PM (qJtVm)

155 Last week in the food thread Cannibal Bob was
vociferously poo-pooing the addition of cinnamon in pasta sauce. I made
Giada's Cinnamon-Pancetta Carbonara and it was delicioso -- it called
for a scant quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and lends an earthiness to the
flavors but it is still savory.



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 11, 2018 04:09 PM (qJtVm)



Local Greek guy puts either cinnamon or allspice or something in his spaghetti.



I do not like.



Posted by: golfman at February 11, 2018 04:31 PM (48QDY)

I put a pinch of nutmeg in my alfredo but only a savage would put cinnamon in red sauce.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 11, 2018 04:39 PM (FTXAT)

156 Do we consider cinnamon to be sweet or savory?
Cinnamon (without sugar added), I say savory.

Posted by: navybrat at February 11, 2018 04:39 PM (w7KSn)

157 Hi moki - doing grand. How are you and yours? I hope you are healing.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:40 PM (kNasr)

158 Lol Duke

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 11, 2018 04:40 PM (mMeIQ)

159 I vote cinnamon is savory and prefer it not to be involved with meats or red sauce.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:40 PM (DAdSz)

160 Gadget-wise, I find myself using our vacuum sealer a lot. Not for a lot of stuff, really, but other than hunting/fishing harvests it's great for buying a HUGE bag of rice and dividing it up into the appropriate sized measurement to cut open, dump in, and cook.


Posted by: Moron Robbie - My Car Uses No Gas But Have to Fill It Up Every Night at February 11, 2018 04:40 PM (ks6bw)

161 88 ... "I wondered why ppl were paying big bucks for poverty food."

Hi kallisto, Exactly right. Those grandmas used kale because it was traditional and cheap. Same with my Nana's baked chicken wings and backs and many other items. Amazing what small budgets and surviving two world wars and a Depression can teach someone.

Posted by: JTB at February 11, 2018 04:42 PM (V+03K)

162 I like the vacuum sealer to marinate things as well. It really gets the flavors into the food.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:42 PM (DAdSz)

163 Now I'm curious about substituting cinnamon for cumin and vice-versa, like swapping peanut butter and tahini.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 04:42 PM (y87Qq)

164 I put a pinch of nutmeg in my alfredo but only a savage would put cinnamon in red sauce.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 11, 2018 04:39 PM (FTXAT)
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It's not red sauce! It's a creamy white sauce with bacon bits.

I'm not a savage!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 04:42 PM (qJtVm)

165 153. that's why I usually get pre-diced mirepoix and other store prepped veggies

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 04:43 PM (GOoUs)

166 Speaking of pain and injury and peppers, when was the last time anyone rubbed their eye ( or other anatomical component) after dicing hot peppers?
Posted by: Weasel
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After failing to completely and effectively wash hands after preparing hot peppers, late wife and I retired to bed.

I sees my chance and makes my move with my tainted fingers.

Not a happy girl. Poor thing.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2018 04:43 PM (tr2D7)

167 when was the last time anyone rubbed their eye ( or other anatomical component) after dicing hot peppers?


Time before last that I cooked with hot stuff. Oh wait, that wasn't even cooking, that was setting up a ferment (a near-kimchi).

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 04:43 PM (63l5P)

168 We always add a little sugar to red gravy to cut the acidity of the tomatoes. That is how everyone in Melrose Park did red sauce, so that is how we do it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 11, 2018 04:43 PM (MIKMs)

169 So if cinnamon can go into pasta sauce why not put cumin in your oatmeal?

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 04:43 PM (aC6Sd)

170 I agree on cleaning after cooking less fuss less mess. I also use a pressure cooker and an AirFryer. I have no place for a grill unfortunately. I have used smoke sauce on some of my meats for smoke flavor. Time to start my rake of lamb.

Posted by: Luann at February 11, 2018 04:44 PM (7ZiDC)

171 157 Hi moki - doing grand. How are you and yours? I hope you are healing.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:40 PM (kNasr)

I am up and hobbling, kid's foot has finally healed, no neuro damage from lyme, although there is something going on with it. All in all, we are doing pretty durn good.

Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:44 PM (V+V48)

172 162
I like the vacuum sealer to marinate things as well. It really gets the flavors into the food.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:42 PM (DAdSz)
huh. Love my sealer for preparing meats in quantity and dividing into meal size, but thats a great idea.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 04:44 PM (70cRb)

173 147 I forgot about TJ Maxx!

And Marshalls.
Is Marshalls nationwide?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 04:17 PM (rW4yT)


Both good stores. Owned by same corporation, iirc. We have both, but they are dangerous. Always good stuff available.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 11, 2018 04:44 PM (/krQw)

174
I put a pinch of nutmeg in my alfredo but only a savage would put cinnamon in red sauce.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 11, 2018 04:39 PM (FTXAT)

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It's not red sauce! It's a creamy white sauce with bacon bits.



I'm not a savage!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 04:42 PM (qJtVm)
LOL

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at February 11, 2018 04:44 PM (FTXAT)

175 169 So if cinnamon can go into pasta sauce why not put cumin in your oatmeal?
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 04:43 PM (aC6Sd)
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Why not put mace in your face?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 04:44 PM (qJtVm)

176 What exactly does Thread Count mean and why should anyone care?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 04:07 PM (rW4yT)



I think that the higher the thread count, the more likely you are to slide out of bed during sex.

But I could be wrong.

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 04:45 PM (63l5P)

177 The five basic flavors are NOT

salty, bitter, sour, sweet and umami

but instead are

creamy, hot (capsicum), mint, cinnamon, and potato.

Science says I'm right.

Posted by: zombie at February 11, 2018 04:45 PM (42M22)

178 After failing to completely and effectively wash hands after preparing hot peppers, late wife and I retired to bed.

I sees my chance and makes my move with my tainted fingers.

Not a happy girl. Poor thing.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2018 04:43 PM (tr2D7)

If she wasn't a firecrotch before...

Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2018 04:46 PM (NWiLs)

179 You know, brussel sprouts, really thinly sliced, might actually be palatable.


Chef Anne's got a recipe using pancetta (the walnuts are optional in my opinion) that does the trick:

https://tinyurl.com/y993uudp

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at February 11, 2018 04:46 PM (j0Oc6)

180 For sleeping on or wearing?

Posted by: Racist Republican Conservative at February 11, 2018 04:09 PM (oVJmc)


You don't get the wearing ones issued?

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 04:46 PM (63l5P)

181 It's not red sauce! It's a creamy white sauce with bacon bits.



I'm not a savage!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 04:42 PM (qJtVm)

Well hell, you didn't say that! You can do anything to white sauce because its and abomination anyway.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 04:46 PM (70cRb)

182 Mustbequantum we we further north off Harlem at Foster and that is how we did red gravy too. My Greek family also does this,with any cooked tomato or pepper to balance the acid.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:46 PM (DAdSz)

183 If you do accidentally get burns from hot peppers use milk or better yogurt on it.

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 04:47 PM (aC6Sd)

184 Cinnamon in chili is ok in moderation

Emphasis on the moderation, cinnamon is toxic in high qts. As is sassafras.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 04:47 PM (KXVP7)

185 This food thread's more like a light snack thread!

Posted by: Michael Moore at February 11, 2018 04:48 PM (QUtQ6)

186 The higher the thread count the softer the sheet.

I have 1000-thread count sheets and it's delicious.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 04:48 PM (qJtVm)

187 my Lebanese friend uses a five spice blend that imparts heavenly flavor to her food. Pretty sure cinnamon is in there. (savory food)

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 04:48 PM (GOoUs)

188 A mandolin is priceless when making homemade onion soup. Save those prime rib bones.

That Alabama white sauce sounds divine!

Posted by: Infidel at February 11, 2018 04:48 PM (FwcYV)

189 169 So if cinnamon can go into pasta sauce why not put cumin in your oatmeal?
Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 04:43 PM (aC6Sd)
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Why not put mace in your face?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 04:44 PM (qJtVm)


lol
It even rhymes.

My ipad screen almost got a mouthful of coffee when I read that.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at February 11, 2018 04:49 PM (/krQw)

190 Eris, you always give me a needed belly laugh. *I curtsey in your direction.*

Posted by: Infidel at February 11, 2018 04:50 PM (FwcYV)

191 I think I would break quickly if the torturer/interrogator showed me a good quality potato peeler and vowed to start on my hands with it.

I confess!
*********
I have a problem eating mussels, and it ain't the taste. My grandparents on my mom's side were hardscrabble Arkansas types, and they would pretty much eat anything they could catch or shoot.

But not mussels. Mussels were fish bait.

Respect the wisdom of your elders.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 11, 2018 04:50 PM (0ogQG)

192 Sooth-I have a bedding recommendation-not cheap, but I have falen in lurve with no-iron percale sheets from Garnet Hill-they are generously sized, and miracle of miracles, do not wrinkle. At all. Crisp and smooth.

Check their website periodically (as in, now, I think) they are having a 25% off promotion-which brings the price down somewhat. No-iron percale. They are glorious.

Posted by: Goldilocks at February 11, 2018 04:50 PM (zz1sH)

193 Well hell, you didn't say that! You can do anything to white sauce because its and abomination anyway.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 04:46 PM (70cRb)
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There you have it people. Straight up racism.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 04:50 PM (qJtVm)

194 I pulled that dumb prank no gloves with home grown peppers I would string and dry out. I was preparing red pepper flakes and used the back of my hand to itch my brow. Seemed like there wasn't enough water in the faucet with face under full pressure. Never again.

Posted by: Luann at February 11, 2018 04:51 PM (7ZiDC)

195 the higher the thread count, the more likely you slide out of bed during sex.

Well now you're getting into the realm of Silk Sheets.

Posted by: Traveling Man at February 11, 2018 04:51 PM (nAiYt)

196
I vote cinnamon is savory and prefer it not to be involved with meats or red sauce.
Posted by: Cheriebebe


Savory gravory

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 11, 2018 04:51 PM (IqV8l)

197 creamy, hot (capsicum), mint, cinnamon, and potato.

Science says I'm right.
Posted by: zombie


Any one who say OOOOMMMAAMMMMEEEEEEEE instead of 'savory' needs to fucking die on the hilt of a KAAAAATAAAANNNNNAAAAAAAAA

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 04:51 PM (KXVP7)

198 Peppermint in concentrated form is also highly toxic.
I think if you ship more than a little you need a hazmat permit, in CA.

Posted by: navybrat at February 11, 2018 04:52 PM (w7KSn)

199 not really cooking, but I just got done getting ready 11 days of breakfast & lunch for doggeh.
Gonna do dinners tomorrow.
Gotta bring it over to the dogsitter for our trip

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2018 04:52 PM (hMwEB)

200 Trigger Warning: Most people can't even navigate a fucking fork, let's not encourage them beyond the paring knife.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2018 04:52 PM (bJ0w+)

201 All mandolines should come with chain mail gloves.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 11, 2018 04:53 PM (I/iGu)

202 Yesterday, I did my first batch of pork ribs on the pellet grill.

My wife was going through all these recipes and ideas and, meanwhile, I'm trying to keep from obviously rolling my eyes.

Not my first rodeo with the pellet grill and I've learned that some people are nuts when it comes to using the grill.

So, put a rub on one rack of ribs and barbecue sauce on another, smoked at 225 for an hour then turned the heat up to 400.

I smoked long enough to get the sauce to cling to the one rack and the other rack got good good smoke penetration.

Running the heat to 400 degrees did a great job of sealing in the juices so the ribs didn't dry out, while putting a good crust on the ribs that I'd put the rub on.

The ribs were great, but not outstanding, as the rub was a bit salty.

My wife and I both agreed the rub was the way to go, because it gives a nice crunchy texture on the outside to go with the nice juicy meat inside.

So, a little "back to the drawing board" and we should have an excellent rib recipe to serve to guests.

I love our pellet grill.

Posted by: Blake at February 11, 2018 04:53 PM (WEBkv)

203 Big Bob Gibson's white sauce is nature's most perfect food.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2018 04:53 PM (398bZ)

204 I cut a finger with one of those mandolines.
Was slicing ginger, paper thin.
The thing I remember is not even feeling the cut, so sharp was the blade.
The blood was a clue.

Posted by: navybrat at February 11, 2018 04:55 PM (w7KSn)

205 Oooo, I just LOVE Alabama white sauce!

Posted by: Shep at February 11, 2018 04:55 PM (NWiLs)

206 You know, brussel sprouts, really thinly sliced, might actually be compostable
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at February 11, 2018 04:46 PM

FIFY

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 04:55 PM (aC6Sd)

207 187 my Lebanese friend uses a five spice blend that imparts heavenly flavor to her food. Pretty sure cinnamon is in there. (savory food)
Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 04:48 PM (GOoUs)

It is probably allspice, cinnamon, cumin, zaatar (lebanese oregano) salt and garlic. A teaspoon of each, mix with olive oil and fresh lemon juice, and a dash of worceistershire sauce, and marinate chicken, salmon, beef or lamb, and then grill. With the chicken, slice it thin first, marinate, then saute in hot olive oil/ghee (margarine if you are lactose intolerant like me) and then serve with tzatziki, pita and chopped tomato cucumber salad.

It counts as mediterranean food, so it's healthy, but gosh does it taste good.

Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:56 PM (V+V48)

208 Now I want White sauce, fried chicken and fried taters and fresh green beans. Gah! I be hungry!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 04:56 PM (DAdSz)

209 All mandolines should come with chain mail gloves.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 11, 2018 04:53 PM (I/iGu)


So should induction cookers.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 04:56 PM (y87Qq)

210 209 All mandolines should come with chain mail gloves.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 11, 2018 04:53 PM (I/iGu)

So should induction cookers.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 04:56 PM (y87Qq)

THE PAAAAAAINNNNN!!!!

Posted by: Paul Atreides at February 11, 2018 04:57 PM (NWiLs)

211 I love my mandoline. I love it so much, I gave one to each of my kids. The kid with the Master's degree managed to slice off a fingertip two seconds after thinking it might be time to use the pusher. The two kids with GREs, the kid with a high school diploma and the mother with only three years of college never did that.

That said, I managed to slice off the side of my thumb when I was using a professional slicer when I managed a hoagie shop. Sucker bled like I'd hit an artery. That was also the last restaurant job I ever held down, too. A few months later, I got pregnant with twins and quit. When the twins but first grade, I lucked into a job working in a bookstore and never looked back.

One small tip, which most of you probably know any way: Never buy consumer grade kitchen tools. Always head out to your friendly local restaurant supply store. It will cost you three times as much, but will last forever. I went through half a dozen cheap egg slicers, then got a restaurant grade one thirty years ago, and I am still using it. (It's a wonderful mushroom slicer, too.)

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at February 11, 2018 04:58 PM (N3Tzm)

212 You can buy white sauce directly from Big Bob here:

https://tinyurl.com/y759rpux

Or try making your own with this recipe:

https://tinyurl.com/y8gjwx75

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2018 04:58 PM (398bZ)

213

Checking out Garnet-Hill.

They sell Organic Cotton sheets.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 04:59 PM (rW4yT)

214
Looks like I have a Tuesday Morning store kinda near me. Never heard of this store.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 05:00 PM (rW4yT)

215 207. aaahgh you said the magic word: zatar! that's what she calls the herbed flatbread she toasts and serves w/lebne. (sp?)

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 05:00 PM (GOoUs)

216 I went through half a dozen cheap egg slicers, then got a restaurant grade one thirty

Strawberry's, olives, etc. I love mine.

Posted by: Infidel at February 11, 2018 05:00 PM (FwcYV)

217 I hear you can get dog soup at the Winter games cafeteria. No kidding.

Posted by: navybrat at February 11, 2018 05:00 PM (w7KSn)

218 I had peanuts, fried I think, with thin slices of fried garlic. Addictive. I'm seriously overeating.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 11, 2018 05:01 PM (5fRCd)

219 When did it become expected to tip for take out food that you pick up? That's some BS right there.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:02 PM (2DOZq)

220 I am up and hobbling, kid's foot has finally healed, no neuro damage from lyme, although there is something going on with it. All in all, we are doing pretty durn good.
Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:44 PM (V+V4
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Well, that all sounds promising! Although I'm sorry to hear there is still something going on with your kiddo's Lyme - that stuff is awful and sneaky and awful. I hope by the time spring gets here you will be done hobbling.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:02 PM (kNasr)

221 I've been anxiously awaiting a chance to brag about my home made pizza. You will probably laugh; I don't care.

Start with a pound and a half of bread dough. We'll call it French Bread pizza but don't worry. Press it out thin on a lightly greased pan. Recipes for bread dough are everywhere. Use a bread machine on 'dough only'; takes about ninety minutes. If the dough is ready before you are, you can lightly coat the dough in oil in a bowl and keep in refrigerator until you are ready.

Next fry up a pound of pork sausage. This is the critical ingredient. Fry it the way you like it. You'll need an 8oz jar of pizza sauce, or spaghetti sauce. Home made pizza sauce is beyond the scope of this document. 5oz of green olives. If you have to appease a vegetarian, chop up half a bell pepper, and a medium onion.

Press the dough down onto your pan, and pushing down and out spread the dough to the edges of the pan. Press down on the high spots to thin the dough.

Pour on the sauce and spread to cover the dough. Dump on the olives, onion, bell pepper. Cover with sausage. Top with a half pound of pepperoni. Cover with two pounds of mozzarella cheese. Put the remaining pepperoni on top of the cheese. The pizza is done with the top layer of pepperoni begins to turn crispy brown, along with the cheese; about the time the oven starts to smoke but before the smoke alarm in the kitchen activates. Could be the sauce 'boiled over' and spilled onto the bottom of the oven.

Bake in a 425 degree oven for about twenty minutes or until the cheese and pepperoni are beginning to brown. The the dough will be crusty on the bottom. For a less crusty pizza, bake at 400 degrees for twenty five minutes and less brown on top.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 11, 2018 05:02 PM (ECDXs)

222 207. her blend contains star anise

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 05:03 PM (GOoUs)

223 123 Oooooh.......I'm on CBD's list. What do I win?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at February 11, 2018 04:29 PM (mMeIQ)


I know, right?

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 05:03 PM (63l5P)

224 Please, whatever you do, don't let your first taste of the white sauce be the bottle Bob Gibson stuff. It doesn't taste right because it has to survive bottling, room temperature, etc. Make it from scratch (it's super easy) and then, if you like it, keep a bottle around for when you don't need a bunch or want to take up more space* in the fridge.

* I find an empty squeeze bottle of mayo or miracle whip is a perfect container for homemade.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football - Forever at February 11, 2018 05:03 PM (iG7DH)

225 regarding BBQ rubs: i stopped putting salt in mine back in the 90's. just mix up everything else called for in the recipe, if you're following one, or craft your own the same way.

i figure when the meat is to salty for me, and i LIKE salty foods, then it's a turn off for just about everyone else too. just salt the meat after you cook, when it's on your plate.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 11, 2018 05:04 PM (ER1jH)

226 We're still boiling lobsters alive though, right ?

Posted by: jsg at February 11, 2018 05:04 PM (/FL4O)

227 222 207. her blend contains star anise
Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 05:03 PM (GOoUs)

Mine too!

Posted by: Hope Solo at February 11, 2018 05:04 PM (NWiLs)

228 Sooth-Addendum-the sheets of my dreams are actually called Wrinkle Resistant Sateen (potatoe, potahtoe) sorry for confusion-I just checked

Posted by: Goldilocks at February 11, 2018 05:04 PM (zz1sH)

229 Za'atar - is a mix of spices or general description of spices like thyme, hyssop (or substituted with oregano) , marjoram, sesame, sometimes sumac, (which is toxic in high doses.)

/offSoledadO'Prison

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 05:04 PM (KXVP7)

230 219
When did it become expected to tip for take out food that you pick up? That's some BS right there.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:02 PM (2DOZq)


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I'll tip if they throw in extra eggrolls or whatever, but otherwise they can forget it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football - Forever at February 11, 2018 05:05 PM (iG7DH)

231 Lobsters have to be properly prepared.
I just tell them, straight up, they ain't gonna make it.

Posted by: navybrat at February 11, 2018 05:05 PM (w7KSn)

232 135 I hate gadgets
washing them is always complicated

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2018 04:31 PM (hMwEB)


This is the only problem with said Cuisinart. It's ok in the dishwasher, but there's lots of nooks and crannies for little bits of food to get into.

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 05:05 PM (63l5P)

233 @219: "When did it become expected to tip for take out food that you pick up? That's some BS right there."

Generally speaking, it's not expected, unless you place a large or complicated order that takes longer to package.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 11, 2018 05:06 PM (I/iGu)

234 226
We're still boiling lobsters alive though, right ?

Posted by: jsg at February 11, 2018 05:04 PM (/FL4O)


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Never done it, but don't you have to? IIRC they release a bunch of toxins when they die, so you don't want no merciful lobster killings.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football - Forever at February 11, 2018 05:06 PM (iG7DH)

235 BTW: there is nothing wrong, or even dangerous about using a mandoline...

assuming, of course, that you're smart enough to use the part there on the lower left that holds the item to be prepared.

if you don't, you deserve to get cut for being an idiot.


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 11, 2018 05:06 PM (ER1jH)

236 Skandia, your pizza sounds delicious. Except for the olive part, but I'll let that slide.

Where's our musical jolly chimp? He wanted to put in a plug for barley.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:06 PM (kNasr)

237 ‘The pizza is done with the top layer of pepperoni begins to turn crispy brown, along with the cheese; about the time the oven starts to smoke but before the smoke alarm in the kitchen activates. Could be the sauce 'boiled over' and spilled onto the bottom of the oven’’

LOL! Truly the best line EVAH to be placed in a recipe!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 11, 2018 05:06 PM (DAdSz)

238 CBD's wide noodles and mussels sounds good. Guess you could use pappardelle or tagliatelle

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 05:07 PM (GOoUs)

239 My Dad often tips at fast food places. I think he wants them to feel appreciated because my brothers and I worked so much fast food when we were young.

He counts the number of people in the crew and hands the cashier ones for all of them on his way out.

You should see the look of shock on their faces.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2018 05:08 PM (398bZ)

240
My Dad often tips at fast food places. I think he wants them to feel
appreciated because my brothers and I worked so much fast food when we
were young.


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You know what? I made a liar out of myself. We never get delivery pizza, but get carryout a lot, and I always tip a buck to whoever I pay.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football - Forever at February 11, 2018 05:11 PM (iG7DH)

241 Time for church. Y'all have fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bama's Boot Stomping on the Face of College Football - Forever at February 11, 2018 05:12 PM (iG7DH)

242 You should see the look of shock on their faces.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2018 05:08 PM (398bZ)
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That's really nice of him, Cloyd. Bless him, he probably spends more on tipping than he does on his meal!

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:12 PM (kNasr)

243 Alabama White sauce is easy and good:

Mayonnaise ("The good stuff, not Miracle Whip", the lady at the BBQ stand said) cider vinegar and fine black pepper.

that's it. of course, you can fuss with it and add such things as garlic, or whatever, but the base sauce is awesome in its simplicity, and goes well with beef too, not just chicken.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 11, 2018 05:12 PM (ER1jH)

244 For those who love peppers, try fermenting them. I do a salsa from all the peppers I grow (and more I get in the store) that isn't cooked. You chop everything up and throw it in a crock with some salt and some chopped up tomatoes (squish 'em good first to get them juicy), and give it a week or two.

(Do look up how to ferment, as there's some easy important things to know for fermenting.)

As to cinnamon, it really is appropriate in some dishes with peppers (even chilis). It can bring out some flavors really nicely. But not too much, and not without some heat. But I can certainly understand an aversion to it.

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 05:12 PM (63l5P)

245 238 CBD's wide noodles and mussels sounds good


Boy, does it ever!

Posted by: Shep at February 11, 2018 05:13 PM (NWiLs)

246 239 My Dad often tips at fast food places. I think he wants them to feel appreciated because my brothers and I worked so much fast food when we were young.

He counts the number of people in the crew and hands the cashier ones for all of them on his way out.

You should see the look of shock on their faces.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2018 05:08 PM (398bZ)

What does he do when he gets home and finds they got the order wrong. I think the magic order box reinterprets what we say into it a lot of times.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:14 PM (2DOZq)

247 For the SB last week there were lots of commercials for Hooters take out and wondered Do the girls come with that?

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 05:15 PM (aC6Sd)

248 GWB, I never heard of fermenting peppers. What do you do with them once they are fermented?

My daughter who lives in Boston is here for the weekend, and she has been complaining that they don't know what hot food is up there. She says she can't get a hot enough "spicy Margarita" - down here she orders the jalapeno ones and they're hot enough for her; up there she orders the ghost pepper ones and they're not hot enough.

First world problem, I know.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:15 PM (kNasr)

249 For the SB last week there were lots of commercials for Hooters take out and wondered Do the girls come with that?
Posted by: Skip
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No, they're faking.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 11, 2018 05:16 PM (tr2D7)

250 He's white. He's not queer. Um, he's allergic to most gogs...


What about magogs?

Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2018 05:17 PM (9q7Dl)

251 We know Clownifornia under Moonbeam is white water kayaking for a crack-up... but what this guy had to do to try and recover a stolen rental van in the Bay Area.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7e9srke

I don't think even Snake Pliskin can surf this wave of the future. And I am trying write a story set in this area about 20+ years in the future, I fear my imagination just might not be up to the task of envisioning a feces polluted Bay Area run by gangs while the few remaining tax-payers. Googleoids, cower in their ultra high security micro apartments that cost $2,000 a month in rent.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:17 PM (5Td5d)

252 She says she can't get a hot enough "spicy Margarita" - down here she orders the jalapeno ones and they're hot enough for her; up there she orders the ghost pepper ones and they're not hot enough.

First world problem, I know.

Posted by: bluebell


Ghost peppers have become a marketing gimmick. Food companies are mixing in an ounce of ghost pepper with vats of other generic peppers and calling the product 'Ghost Pepper' OOOH SCARRRYYY!!!! (Looking at you, Trader Joe's, you fuggin' assholes! )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 05:18 PM (KXVP7)

253 In November, I drove to visit my children in Sarasota who requested a caucasious-Mexican Thanksgiving which requires, among other dishes, tamales- hot tamales. At the local Publix, I picked up an habanero and bit into it. Hot like fresh black pepper. The produce clerk screeched awaiting my heart attack. I put the assaulted pepper in a bag to purchase the remainder and asked if her store carried pickled peppers. She was speechless. This has been the median reaction from employees. In 2016, I ordered seeds for the Scotch Bonnet, a lovely meaty orange habanero and succeeded in growing peppers that registered in the > 100K scoville units. I love my hot peppers, and yes, I do have taste buds, although I have been accused of witchcraft by weenies. In 2011, I successfully grew the dreaded Bhut Jalokia. But after field testing batches of tamales, the ghost pepper lost all of its heat during steaming process. My disappointment was clinical.
While I certainly am not spending my bourbon budget on peppers, I am curious about their efficacy. I am on the do-not-respond list for the USDA in all four states because of this quest.

My request for you is to ask your lurkers, commenters, and assorted morons to review this service if they partake.

Thank you for your time. My handlers are coming.




so, you put the half of the pepper you did not eat in the bag to purchase, but did you purchase the half of the pepper that you ate?

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 11, 2018 05:19 PM (MTjB1)

254 Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:56 PM (V+V4


Dang, that sounds REALLY good.
*makes notes*

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 05:19 PM (63l5P)

255 well the food thread has done its job, I'm hungry now. Time to get some dinner.

Posted by: kallisto at February 11, 2018 05:19 PM (GOoUs)

256 Sooth, for winter, Costco for brushed fleece sheets. Instantly warm. The higher the thread count the softer the sheets, cotton, so how comfortable do you want to be?

Posted by: Winston at February 11, 2018 05:19 PM (wgCUV)

257 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:17 PM (5Td5d)

$2000? Did you leave off a zero?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:19 PM (2DOZq)

258 Even that flash-in-the-pan Ghost pepper chip company, Paqui, mixes in other peppers. They aren't that hot as a result.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 05:20 PM (KXVP7)

259 $2000? Did you leave off a zero?

Probably two or three.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:20 PM (5Td5d)

260 (lebanese oregano)

Posted by: moki at February 11, 2018 04:56 PM (V+V4


But, wait. I have to ask the preference of the oregano before I use it? That could get awkward.

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 05:20 PM (63l5P)

261 well, the ghost pepper is not entirely a gimmick, thouhgt you are right that lots of people mix a dash of ghost pepper into something in tiny amounts so that the concentration is meaningless.




here is something gone wrong with the ghost pepper




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5i9vd5lP54

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 11, 2018 05:21 PM (MTjB1)

262 But, wait. I have to ask the preference of the oregano before I use it? That could get awkward.
Posted by: GWB


Just don't ask about Greek Oregano.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2018 05:22 PM (KXVP7)

263 Not sure if I've mentioned this cocktail before, but I've decided as originally constructed by whoever it's unbalanced and too sweet.

So, I readjusted proportions and now it's great.

Sounds weird but don't be afraid to try it. It's delightful.

Mad Monk

1 oz gin
1 oz Fragelico
1 oz fresh lemon juice

Shake with ice. Strain. Drink.

Makes a great after-dinner or late night date drink.


Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2018 05:22 PM (9q7Dl)

264 don't think even Snake Pliskin can surf this wave of the future. And I am trying write a story set in this area about 20+ years in the future, I fear my imagination just might not be up to the task of envisioning a feces polluted Bay Area run by gangs while the few remaining tax-payers. Googleoids, cower in their ultra high security micro apartments that cost $2,000 a month in rent.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February




weekly for $2000 if you are lucky.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 11, 2018 05:23 PM (MTjB1)

265 Slicers and dicers, a staple at any fair...I remember one device where the guy could cut tomatoes so thin you could see through them. Then he threw the slice at the wall and it stuck...I have a whole drawer full of these things.

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 05:23 PM (weSWO)

266 234 226
We're still boiling lobsters alive though, right ?

Posted by: jsg at February 11, 2018 05:04 PM (/FL4O)
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I have a technique for that.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2018 05:23 PM (gC2IV)

267 259 $2000? Did you leave off a zero?

Probably two or three.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:20 PM (5Td5d)

I just watched a House Hunters on HGTV in San Fran. 1100 sq foot House listed for 899k. Eventual purchase price was 1.1 million. It's out of control.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:23 PM (2DOZq)

268 I actually bought something called Shark Gloves in a kitchen store last

week. I think they were on clearance for $5. Haven't used them yet.

Maybe I should send them to CBD.






Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 04:19 PM (kNasr)





We used to use them for shucking oysters. I didn't like wearing them, but after you stab yourself in the palm with an oyster knife a few times you get to appreciate their usefulness.

Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer at February 11, 2018 05:25 PM (yzxic)

269 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:17 PM (5Td5d)

Wow. This link delivers.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 05:25 PM (y87Qq)

270 I just watched a House Hunters on HGTV in San Fran. 1100 sq foot House listed for 899k. Eventual purchase price was 1.1 million. It's out of control.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:23 PM (2DOZq)

That is the cheapest I've ever heard of a house going for in San Francisco.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 11, 2018 05:26 PM (QUtQ6)

271 265 Slicers and dicers, a staple at any fair...I remember one device where the guy could cut tomatoes so thin you could see through them. Then he threw the slice at the wall and it stuck...I have a whole drawer full of these things.
Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 05:23 PM (weSWO)

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You have a drawerful of tomato slices? Don't they go rotten after a while?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2018 05:26 PM (gC2IV)

272 I just watched a House Hunters on HGTV in San Fran. 1100 sq foot House listed for 899k. Eventual purchase price was 1.1 million. It's out of control.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:23 PM (2DOZq)
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Where are these people getting their money?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 05:27 PM (qJtVm)

273 We're still boiling lobsters alive though, right ?



Posted by: jsg at February 11, 2018 05:04 PM (/FL4O)

Isn't Senator Schumer trying to get that outlawed to please his PITA friends. Don't forget he is running for President in 2020....

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 05:27 PM (weSWO)

274 I have a whole drawer full of these things.

Did they stay sharp?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at February 11, 2018 05:28 PM (j0Oc6)

275 We're still boiling lobsters alive though, right ?
Posted by: jsg at February 11, 2018 05:04 PM (/FL4O)

Ummmmmm...Yes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 11, 2018 05:29 PM (EoRCO)

276 269 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:17 PM (5Td5d)

Wow. This link delivers.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 05:25 PM (y87Qq)

It was worth it for the name Sharky Laguana alone.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 05:29 PM (qJtVm)

277 $1.1 million...

*dons Leftist hat*

Why didn't they use that money to help the poor people?

*tosses Leftist hat back into the trash bin*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:29 PM (5Td5d)

278 I think everyone should has something in their kitchen they truly fear. I have 2. Me, 5'4" 100 lb wife and Mcculloch Mini Mac 10 chainsaw.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2018 05:29 PM (BtQd4)

279 I just watched a House Hunters on HGTV in San Fran. 1100 sq foot House listed for 899k. Eventual purchase price was 1.1 million. It's out of control.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:23 PM (2DOZq)


I think that's the one that's always on in the waiting room at the urgent care. Fascinating show when you're out of your mind with the flu or something.

"I breed handmade soaps. My husband is a hamster life coach. Our budget is eleven million."

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 05:30 PM (y87Qq)

280 You have a drawerful of tomato slices? Don't they go rotten after a while?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2018 05:26 PM (gC2IV)

No, you don't realize they keep the stink bugs away.....

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 05:30 PM (weSWO)

281 *resists urge to ask rhennigantx why he has a chainsaw in his kitchen*

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:30 PM (kNasr)

282 I just watched a House Hunters on HGTV in San Fran. 1100 sq foot House listed for 899k. Eventual purchase price was 1.1 million. It's out of control.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:23 PM (2DOZq)


Younger Sis lived in Half Moon Bay in the early 90's in a literal shotgun shack, which cost $650K.

She and her hubby moved to Houston and bought a near mansion for less than one third the price of their HMB shack.

Yes, Half Moon Bay is a great place to move from.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2018 05:31 PM (9q7Dl)

283 The prices U-Haul charges to escape San Jose... priceless.

I really don't know how Sharkey stays in business with such an adverse climate. Unless he's a closet masochist.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:31 PM (5Td5d)

284 Googleoids, cower in their ultra high security micro apartments that cost $2,000 a month in rent.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:17 PM (5Td5d)


I say you're vastly undervaluing. My last apartment in San Diego, 1BR/1BA was costing me $1175/month. When I moved out the rent jumped to $1500/month for the people that moved in behind me. That was in 2001.

Posted by: Bert G aka Country Singer at February 11, 2018 05:31 PM (yzxic)

285 We had a tree come down last night. We got it chainsawed and off the fence it was leaning on. No lost limbs to the saw, but I had been in the tractor bucket to saw some high limbs off, chain got stuck, got it unstuck and I stupidly tumbled backwards out of the side of the bucket. Gave myself a wee wee scalp cut and goose egg on my hard head.

Food wise I made pulled bison last night in the stovetop pressure cooker with one of the roasts and using coke cola and onion soup mix + some seasoning for the liquid 60 minutes and let it sit after I turned stove off. Then I reserved that liquid after it cooled, shredded the meat and added some of that and some sweet bottled barbecue sauce to head for serving. Turned out pretty good.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at February 11, 2018 05:32 PM (84F5k)

286 It was worth it for the name Sharky Laguana alone.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 05:29 PM (qJtVm)


Sometimes, when you're worried that you're living in the wrong timeline, it helps to remember things like "there's a guy who rents vans and calls himself Sharky Laguana".

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 05:32 PM (y87Qq)

287 281 Tough meat in TLH. And drug deals.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2018 05:32 PM (BtQd4)

288 I see that the Nutria is invading Cali, got any recipes?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 11, 2018 05:32 PM (6Ll1u)

289 251 Anna Puma (HQCaR)

Wow. Just wow.

The police are on the side of the criminals. Because the police are doing the bidding of the politicians.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2018 05:33 PM (hyuyC)

290 248 GWB, I never heard of fermenting peppers. What do you do with them once they are fermented?

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:15 PM (kNasr)


Generally I make a salsa. I chop most of the peppers fine (I include some seeds). I cut the Thai peppers and some of the cayenne into little rings/slices. (I use a LOT of different peppers in mine - but that isn't necessary.) Once it ferments, you can put it in the fridge and it will keep for a long time.

I then use it wherever I want salsa. When I get low on it, I puree what's left and put it in a bottle for pepper sauce. That's great in recipes, or just to liven up something you're eating but don't want actual salsa.

One note: I have yet to figure out how to get the thing to stay tomatoey red. It is always a green salsa - even though there are lots of red peppers in mine. Some people are uncomfortable at first, but the flavors usually win them over (if I don't have to call an ambulance for their face melting, that is - mine is hot).

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 05:34 PM (63l5P)

291 Maybe the Nurtia will run for office in the Bay Area.

Salty Dawg, yeah the rules and regulations SFPD has to put up with... Mad Max was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:34 PM (5Td5d)

292 288 Louisiana work this issue year ago.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Fur_and_Wildlife_Festival

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2018 05:35 PM (BtQd4)

293 I tried the Tired Bachelor Chicken n'peppers from the cook book. It was a quick preparation meal, which I enjoyed. Oh also the Slow Cooker Kalua Pork with the Teriyaki Sauce that was a fun prep and tasty.

Posted by: Luann at February 11, 2018 05:35 PM (7ZiDC)

294 Ghost peppers are okay, but habaneros are still more flavorful.

I love the hot and mostly eat it with my breakfast, but yeah, the crazies can't help but push their craziness over everything all of the time.

Hot beer, hot bread, hot whatever... Okay, you got big balls. Let's eat up.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2018 05:36 PM (bJ0w+)

295 On the nutria link

fished many ponds and lake in N La. Carried a shotgun and killed many of those varmints. We should imports Honey Badgers.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2018 05:36 PM (BtQd4)

296 Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 11, 2018 05:32 PM (6Ll1u)

They supposedly taste like rabbit and can be used interchangeably with it. Never had one myself so don't take my word for it.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 11, 2018 05:36 PM (QUtQ6)

297 Speaking of hurting yourself in the kitchen, I've cut myself a few times with a ceramic knife. You don't even know you've cut yourself until the blood starts to flow

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at February 11, 2018 05:37 PM (5fRCd)

298 I'm helping my daughter with her wedding plans for this June. Lemme just say....hand your babies a camera as soon as they can hold a bottle.

I about feel off my chair seeing what photographers get for a wedding. And of course, they all want a 'videographer' these days too. That's ON TOP of the photographer's prices.

My entire wedding, mumble, mumble years ago, didn't cost 1/2 of what photographers get these days.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2018 05:37 PM (Enq6K)

299 I stuck my hand in a wood chipper, in the emergency room the doctor told me that mandolin accidents far outstrip woodchipprrs and table saw accidents by a factor of ten.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 11, 2018 05:37 PM (hMK7g)

300 yeah, and instead of DFG declaring the Nutria a varmint and giving hunters an open season and no limits, they will spend millions of dollars trying to "manage" the program.

which means the Nutria are here to stay, just like all the other illegal immigrants.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 11, 2018 05:38 PM (ER1jH)

301 291 Anna Puma (HQCaR)

Thank you for educating me.

Thinks that can not continue do not. If CA loses a specific set of 500 very wealthy taxpayers the state will make Venezuela a success story.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2018 05:38 PM (hyuyC)

302 I bought two mandolins after a demonstration at a Meijer's, one for me and one for my bestie in TN. I use mine quite often, as does she. But we use that finger-saver on the left.

A co-worker had to take one of her daughters to the hospital after a mandolin accident. The girl had hit the "you're not the boss of me" stage of post-divorce anger, and that episode pretty much cured her of that.

The only thing I ever cut myself on was that stupid spiralizer that used to be advertised on TV. I broke it on the first try and the blade came up and sliced me. Got a nice safe one after that.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 11, 2018 05:38 PM (G8B7r)

303 Wedding are cheap Daughters are expensive

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2018 05:39 PM (BtQd4)

304 I have 2 mandolins in the kitchen, on a high shelf where no one else can easily reach them. I use them semi-regularly, but I am acutely aware of the damage they could do. They're one of those tools that I am a little afraid of, and really cautious with (tablesaws are another). Chainsaws I've been using so long I can't manage to be afraid of them, but before any operation I have a little ritual or drill I go through to maximize my safety.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 11, 2018 05:39 PM (oGfbI)

305 If you are constantly cutting and burning yourself with basic kitchen tools I strongly recommend you not handle firearms or power tools.

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at February 11, 2018 05:40 PM (5fSr7)

306 Posted by: redc1c4 at February 11, 2018 05:38 PM (ER1jH)

If I recall there is a $5 bounty on them in Louisiana.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 11, 2018 05:40 PM (QUtQ6)

307 And just read a story at Power Line in SF homeless people are stealing vehicles ( van in this case) to live in them, beats 1.1M when you can live rent free

Posted by: Skip at February 11, 2018 05:40 PM (aC6Sd)

308 Clownifornia has become this bubble that is so large when it pops because of all the mismanagement it may become the Yellowstone of financial meltdowns.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:40 PM (5Td5d)

309 My old crazy black lab loved when someone was cooking, even the prep work. All of a sudden a big fat nose and big fat paws were on the counter with someone wielding a big sharp knife. Never understood how he didn't get sliced before he was knocked off.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 11, 2018 05:41 PM (MIKMs)

310 Skip,

#251

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:42 PM (5Td5d)

311 Some of the suburbs around NO acquired nice 22 rifles for the deputies. When sitting in parking lot or patrolling they shot nutria for fun. I hate them.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2018 05:43 PM (BtQd4)

312 Clownifornia has become this bubble that is so large
when it pops because of all the mismanagement it may become the
Yellowstone of financial meltdowns.


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:40 PM (5Td5d)

Have no fear, the Highspeed RR will be the biggest financial meltdown....

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 05:43 PM (weSWO)

313 OT but I'm sitting in my 61 degree unheated TV room here getting some science learning. It's 39 degrees outside in Houston but I don't want to turn my heat back on for a couple of uninteresting reasons. Anyway I just plugged in my small floor heater . After a minute my ceiling fan started spinning as if I had turned it on low.

In the Middle Ages this could have been a Eureka moment or there are evil spirits in the room moment. Most likely evil spirits would have been the consensus. Thank god for those few smart people.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:44 PM (2DOZq)

314
Clownifornia has become this bubble that is so large when it pops
because of all the mismanagement it may become the Yellowstone of
financial meltdowns.
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CA and IL are in a race to the bottom.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 11, 2018 05:44 PM (MIKMs)

315 A NOK commando attack on the Google campus would do more damage than one of their missiles.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2018 05:45 PM (hyuyC)

316 If you cook often I recommend you get cut gloves. I've saved myself from many sharp implement injuries with mine.

Posted by: bskb at February 11, 2018 05:45 PM (kc2qv)

317 One day I was teaching our new dishwasher how to cut up chickens for our fried chicken special day, Dang fool almost cut off two fingers. He never came back, and I had to do it all myself from thereon.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 11, 2018 05:45 PM (6Ll1u)

318 So in NOLA they have a swamp area of the Audubon zoo. They make a nutria exhibit. Trees, bushes, etc and nutria. They ate it, the trees, bushes, everyfuknthing they could find. Now it is just a concrete lined pool that they throw shit in for them to eat.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2018 05:46 PM (BtQd4)

319 I have to admit that I don't get the appeal of spicy hot cocktails.

I've tried a few, made a few and 1) they never seem to be particularly good as cocktails and 2) they don't seem to function properly as cocktails- i.e.. spicy plus spicy is spicy instead of a refreshing break. Maybe they'd work as a break if you're eating terribly bland food. Like Malt-O-Meal or something.

Maybe they could work as some sort of cheap-thrill-pre-coital fire-up

like a Frozen Ghost Pepper Red Bull Chocolate Vodka Daiquiri or some such thing.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2018 05:46 PM (9q7Dl)

320 Billions for high speed rail but not one penny to bring back jobs.

And the rail will work only until the undocumented dreamers loot the switches to sell for scrap.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:46 PM (5Td5d)

321 You all are making me feel faint with your mandoline stories.

Tami, I didn't know your daughter was getting married! That's wonderful! I can believe it about the photographer, too. The pictures I've seen from weddings I've been to in the last year are amazing. Gone are the days when we lined up with our families and our bridal party and called it a day.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:46 PM (kNasr)

322 Why are they handing out teddy bears instead of medals?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2018 05:47 PM (gC2IV)

323 That San Francisco story. Geez. What the hell is wrong with them?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2018 05:47 PM (NWiLs)

324 cut gloves...10 bucks on Amazon...Thanks, I didn't know about them!

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 05:47 PM (weSWO)

325 which means the Nutria are here to stay, just like all the other illegal immigrants.
Posted by: redc1c4 at February 11, 2018 05:38 PM (ER1jH)
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There was a funny episode of "Insomniac with Dave Attell" where he went on a ride-along with the Louisiana Sheriffs Dept on a nutria rat hunt (about nine minutes in):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_q81FLh15k

This is my kind of hunting! he said, wolfing chips. Look, there's a gas station right over there!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 05:48 PM (qJtVm)

326 PaleRider, farming-ranching is about fifth on the list of most dangerous occupations in the US. And I understand that the most dangerous place on the farm is in the bucket of a loader that your spouse is operating.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 11, 2018 05:48 PM (oGfbI)

327 To borrow from Mel Brooks, some people are fools for "location, location, location."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 11, 2018 05:49 PM (5Td5d)

328 We're still boiling lobsters alive though, right ?

Only if they won't divulge the exit to The Barrel.

Posted by: DaveA at February 11, 2018 05:49 PM (FhXTo)

329 313 It's 39 degrees outside in Houston
t is proven science it has never been below 74 in Houston. In fact Astrodome has not heating equipment but they could freeze it down to 30 for games north of Mason Dixon.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2018 05:50 PM (BtQd4)

330 And I understand that the most dangerous place on the farm is in the bucket of a loader that your spouse is operating.

I thought it was the PTO but I see your point, >8^>

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at February 11, 2018 05:52 PM (j0Oc6)

331 WHoa, glad I haven't gotten a mandolin!
One summer in college I worked at a deli. Those slicers are scary in the beginning, though you're never not aware that you could do damage if careless. No cuts! On the other hand, I would regularly burn myself baking and deep-frying various items in the deli kitchen

Posted by: Lizzy at February 11, 2018 05:52 PM (W+vEI)

332 Tami, I didn't know your daughter was getting married! That's wonderful! I can believe it about the photographer, too. The pictures I've seen from weddings I've been to in the last year are amazing. Gone are the days when we lined up with our families and our bridal party and called it a day.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:46 PM (kNasr)


Got engaged at Christmas and is getting married in June. Thanks for the 6 month lead time, honey! Oh and good idea to pick June...not a busy month for weddings...at all.

Oh and it's at our house.

Can you slit your wrists with a mandoline?

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2018 05:52 PM (Enq6K)

333 PaleRider, farming-ranching is about fifth on the
list of most dangerous occupations in the US. And I understand that the
most dangerous place on the farm is in the bucket of a loader that your
spouse is operating.

Posted by: The Inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 11, 2018 05:48 PM (oGfbI)

I have a cousin who is a lumberjack, works in the woods alone. Operating a bulldozer and of course chain saws. Makes good money, but I couldn't do that. So cutting timber must be right up there.

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 05:53 PM (weSWO)

334
You created a Weather Front in your home?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 11, 2018 05:53 PM (rW4yT)

335 The ship I was in was docked at a repair yard in South San Francisco. In 1989.

I went to the local pizza place for a pepperoni pizza.

Undetermined gender waitstaff in chains and piercings:"We do not serve meat pizzas."

Me, naval officer on shore leave: "Hunh?"

Undetermined gender waitstaff in chains and piercings: "Well, we do have a broccali and escargot pizza. "

So began the quest for a Pizza Hut in the Bay Area. Before iPhones. North over the Golden Gate. Swanning around north, then west, then south.

We ended up in Oakland with a zaftig server who had one large peace symbol earring in one ear, and a hole in the other. But they had meat in their pizza.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2018 05:53 PM (hyuyC)

336 the Middle Ages this could have been a Eureka moment or there are evil spirits in the room moment. Most likely evil spirits would have been the consensus. Thank god for those few smart people.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:44 PM

Not really. They already knew that if a tree hung over an outdoor cooking fire, the leaves even very high in the air would stir from the rising heat.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 11, 2018 05:54 PM (G8B7r)

337 Back home, but stopped at Mission BBQ on the way home.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2018 05:54 PM (SjImc)

338 Can you slit your wrists with a mandoline?
Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2018 05:52 PM (Enq6K)
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LOL! With all the different dangerous things people have been talking about in this thread, I'm sure we can find something to do the trick.

Wow, pulling all that off in 6 months, and at your house - you're a nice mom! I'll come to you for advice some day - three daughters, it's not going to be pretty.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:55 PM (kNasr)

339 Another off topic but I just discovered The Dollar Store.

The kitchen supplies, utensils, containers, cooking tools, etc
that you can get for a dollar is unbelievable. The moisture packs I use in my gun safe I used to pay 7.99 for at the sports store are only, yes , of course $1.



Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 05:55 PM (2DOZq)

340 Wow, pulling all that off in 6 months, and at your house - you're a nice mom! I'll come to you for advice some day - three daughters, it's not going to be pretty.
Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:55 PM (kNasr)
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There's always the drive-thru Vegas wedding by the Reverend Fat Elvis.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 05:56 PM (qJtVm)

341 NaCly Dog I recall (more/less) a factoid from the mid-2000s. The Sacramento equivalent of the CBO (called the Legislative Analyst) office estimated that *half* of CA's then projected fiscal deficit had been caused by loss of revenue from the departure of fewer than 5,000 particular households from the state.


Half the red ink, attributable to declining revenue, from the departure of a group of people who would barely half-fill a minor league hockey arena. In the largest state in the union.


Of course that was just part of the story (the absurd fiscal instability from too narrow and too "progressive" a tax base). The other part was that deficits, as in most states not allowed under CA's constitution, got Enron-accounting'd away, somehow. Other than a brief period when the state (comically) issued IOUs to vendors, can't recall anything cut or ended to make means match programs.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 11, 2018 05:56 PM (g6yUI)

342 Nutria - sounds like something nutritious. Organic, pesticide free, non-GMO, sustainable, all natural source of protein.

Just need some cookbook recopies and some promotional material. Write up some backwoods trapping and processing articles on the survivalist websites and we could be in business.

Nutria - the paleo diet plan.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 11, 2018 05:58 PM (ECDXs)

343 Tami, with that timeline it's sure to have focused her decision-making, eh?
I could never understand how some bride turn the planning into a part-time job spending hours on considering each part...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 11, 2018 05:58 PM (W+vEI)

344 Wow, pulling all that off in 6 months, and at your house - you're a nice mom! I'll come to you for advice some day - three daughters, it's not going to be pretty.

Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:55 PM (kNasr)


I'll give you the advice now...tell them to elope.

Son's getting married in October. They hired a wedding planner. Waste of money I think but at least it's not MY money.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2018 05:58 PM (Enq6K)

345 In October 1994, I had to fly back east for a family emergency. My mother and my sister took me to a sushi restaurant for dinner. They assured me that they would order un-raw sushi, which was fine with me because I'd never eaten raw fish, and never plan to. When the food arrived, they both pointed at the little bit of Wasabi and insisted, "Don't touch the green stuff! The green stuff will kill you!" I'd never seen Wasabi before, but I love Chinese mustard, so I thought I'd give it a try to see if it was similar. My poor mother and sister nearly freaked when I ended up slathering all of it on my share of the sushi.

That Carolina White Sauce or whatever it is . . . You might try substituting home made Ranch Dressing made with buttermilk and Hellman's mayo. My kids poured it on everything -- mashed potatoes, any cooked vegetables and used it in place of ketchup a lot. They still call it White Gravy. I use it as chip and raw veggie dip. The homemade original is much better than the crap in the bottle.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at February 11, 2018 05:58 PM (N3Tzm)

346 327. LOL. and worse this was my 78 year old dad. But he didn't toss me out. I just forgot where I was after messing with getting the chainsaw unstuck after it got wedged cutting a branch I thought was thin enough I didn't have to worry about it trapping the blade.

Difference between dads and moms. My mom, rest her soul would probably have insisted I go get checked out at an urgent care. My dad upon me responding that "yes I am hurt, I hit my head when he asked" decided that meant I was not going to man the saw anymore. I did take it back later, but stayed on the ground to make that last cut -- and since it was the thick part of the tree was very careful to make sure the saw was not going to get caught.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at February 11, 2018 05:59 PM (84F5k)

347 Assume it's been mentioned but kitchen cuts can be mostly avoided by a few ironclad principles, of which one is - sharp knives. Sharp knives and tools are much safer than duller ones, which skip, slip, or bump much more readily.


Since we got some expensive (Cutco) knives - which we use almost literally every day - there have been no serious incidents (mindset was tightened up when they were purchased, as well - which may be helping).

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 11, 2018 05:59 PM (g6yUI)

348 A mandoline is a great way to slice onions thin enough to bake on pizza. Too thick and it has raw onion taste. Too thin and it will burn before the pizza cooks.

I also use it for eggplant parmesano. Uniformity is important for consistent cooking of eggplant slices.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2018 06:00 PM (EZebt)

349 Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at February 11, 2018 05:32 PM (84

When I watch the guys stand in the skip loader bucket, it freaks me out. I say cuidado and walk away. I can't watch.

The bucket truck is safer because it has safety harnesses.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2018 06:01 PM (Ri/rl)

350 341 Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid

Yes. VDH writes about that. I have a cousin-in-law that teaches at Stanford. I should ask him what's up. He is a very high-powered management specialist.

The Program Manager side in me wants to yell and put people in jail.

If you are serious, there are ways to make government work. But if you have corrupt leaders, the 2nd Law of Thermo is in overdrive.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2018 06:02 PM (hyuyC)

351 322
Why are they handing out teddy bears instead of medals?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2018 05:47 PM (gC2IV)

Really. Thats what I wondered. really embarrassing.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 06:03 PM (70cRb)

352 The Fresno Bee: Nutria, They weigh 20 pounds and breed like rabbits, this rodent is invading the Valley


Wow, worse than stink bugs for sure....Are they good eating. Being from back east I wouldn't know.

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 06:03 PM (weSWO)

353 Wow, pulling all that off in 6 months, and at your
house - you're a nice mom! I'll come to you for advice some day - three
daughters, it's not going to be pretty.
Posted by: bluebell at February 11, 2018 05:55 PM (kNasr)

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There's always the drive-thru Vegas wedding by the Reverend Fat Elvis. Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 05:56 PM (qJtVm)
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My only offer to any of them was that I would decorate a ladder.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 11, 2018 06:03 PM (MIKMs)

354 343 Tami, with that timeline it's sure to have focused her decision-making, eh?
I could never understand how some bride turn the planning into a part-time job spending hours on considering each part...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 11, 2018 05:58 PM (W+vEI)

Well, so far we've gotten the caterer (almost not finalized), photographer, cake baker, DJ and Florist.

Still need the tent, tables and chairs.

Daughter has her own list...not sure how much she has left to get.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2018 06:04 PM (Enq6K)

355 323 That San Francisco story. Geez. What the hell is wrong with them?
Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2018 05:47 PM (NWiLs)

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A little late to the cooking thread and I missed the build up to the California hate! Sad.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2018 06:04 PM (EZebt)

356 BTW sunny and 65

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2018 06:04 PM (EZebt)

357 Assume it's been mentioned but kitchen cuts can be mostly avoided by a few ironclad principles, of which one is - sharp knives. Sharp knives and tools are much safer than duller ones, which skip, slip, or bump much more readily.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 11, 2018 05:59 PM (g6yUI)


Mandolines have a different rule that applies the same principle: don't use it for anything you have to force through it. So, go ahead and slice a potato into thin chips, but if you have to shove it, then use a softer variety or parboil it or something.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 06:04 PM (y87Qq)

358 I have a cousin who is a lumberjack, works in the woods alone. Operating a bulldozer and of course chain saws. Makes good money, but I couldn't do that. So cutting timber must be right up there.
Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 05:53 PM (weSWO)

The rancher near me had his grandson cutting oak trees in the back. Ladder fell, his cell didn't have a signal. He waited up in the tree for four hours for nonno to check on him.

I chewed him out. He shouldn't do that by himself.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2018 06:04 PM (Ri/rl)

359 wasabi is fantastic. hard finding real wasabi.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 11, 2018 06:05 PM (MTjB1)

360 A question I raised in the book thread. How hard is it to cook corn fritters?

(In our house, if it doesn't involve charcoal, my wife does all the cooking.)

Posted by: George LeS at February 11, 2018 06:06 PM (+TcCF)

361 Cliff Calvin trivia.

Nutria were brought here intentionally to breed for fur. They eventually were released and as someone mentioned, bred like rabbits and thus the Nutria problem we have today.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 06:06 PM (2DOZq)

362 356 BTW sunny and 65
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2018 06:04 PM (EZebt)

It cooled down here. It's been in the 80s for about the past month. It's about 70 or so today.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2018 06:07 PM (Ri/rl)

363 have a cousin who is a lumberjack, works in the woods alone. Operating a bulldozer and of course chain saws. Makes good money, but I couldn't do that. So cutting timber must be right up there.
Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 05:53 PM (weSWO)

The rancher near me had his grandson cutting oak trees in the back. Ladder fell, his cell didn't have a signal. He waited up in the tree for four hours for nonno to check on him.

I chewed him out. He shouldn't do that by himself.
Posted by: CaliGirl at February




older rancher near our place moved into town during the cold months. decided to go out to his place one cold day to do some repairs. guess he fell off his ladder, broke his leg, found him frozen solid week later.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 11, 2018 06:07 PM (MTjB1)

364 I like wasabi too, but a little goes a long way.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at February 11, 2018 06:07 PM (84F5k)

365 San Franpsycho

I'll spot you the great weather. Our in winter keeps the riff-raff out. And we are a garden spot compared with, say, International Falls.

Maybe that's where Ace does his hobo hunting in the winter. Just stack 'em outside rather than get a cold room.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2018 06:07 PM (hyuyC)

366 I'm feeling a little left out here.

Posted by: Presto Salad Shooter at February 11, 2018 06:08 PM (c/EDo)

367 356 BTW sunny and 65
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2018 06:04 PM (EZebt)

How much did they tax you for that?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 06:08 PM (2DOZq)

368 361. Easy fix for the nutria problem. Wolves and coyotes and large feline predators. Breed 'em like mad and turn 'em loose.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 11, 2018 06:08 PM (fA1SL)

369 Nutria were brought here intentionally to breed for
fur. They eventually were released and as someone mentioned, bred like
rabbits and thus the Nutria problem we have today.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 06:06 PM (2DOZq)

Can/would you eat it? I think they eat something similar in Belize.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 06:09 PM (70cRb)

370 I like wasabi too, but a little goes a long way.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at February 11, 2018 06:07 PM (84F5k)

Lots of fake stuff made with horseradish, and who know what else.

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 06:09 PM (weSWO)

371 361 & 368.
Oh, and bears. Release bears.

(Why, no, I have no motives other than a desire to fix the nutria problem.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 11, 2018 06:10 PM (fA1SL)

372 About that hot pepper agony Years ago I was over at buddy's house and they were picking hot peppers and his 3 yr old boy wants to help and his mom says no you'll hurt yourself.and Sure as shit he rubs his eyes and starts screaming Jane grabs him bitching him out and takes him in the house to clean him up Me and his dad went to the lawn chairs to drink a beer he comes out not crying as bad and his dad says let me tell you something boy there is nothing worse in this world than having a woman tell you I told you so

Posted by: Robeartoe at February 11, 2018 06:11 PM (/ZCA9)

373 316
If you cook often I recommend you get cut gloves. I've saved myself from many sharp implement injuries with mine.

Posted by: bskb at February 11, 2018 05:45 PM (kc2qv)
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My son bought me a pair for Christmas. My two trips to the Urgent Care clinic to get sewed up convinced him.

Posted by: Javems at February 11, 2018 06:11 PM (bVEBo)

374 Long ago and far away when I was working on the oil rigs off the coast of Louisiana-

the subject of nutrias came up.

I asked the Cajuns if nutria were good to eat and they looked at me like I was plain nuts.

If Cajuns won't eat nutria, and they'll eat pretty much anything that flies, swims, or crawls,

I can't imagine that they're tasty AT. ALL.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2018 06:11 PM (9q7Dl)

375 I'll spot you the great weather. Our in winter
keeps the riff-raff out. And we are a garden spot compared with, say,
International Falls.



Maybe that's where Ace does his hobo hunting in the winter. Just stack 'em outside rather than get a cold room.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2018 06:07 PM (hyuyC)

No homeless problem camping out in every vacant spot and parking lot, I'd bet.

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 06:11 PM (weSWO)

376 How much did they tax you for that?
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 06:08 PM (2DOZq)

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Plenty. Like Stretch Pelosi, I paid my tax before it was due so I could deduct it. Not so lucky next year.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 11, 2018 06:11 PM (EZebt)

377 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 11, 2018 06:10 PM (fA1SL)

RELEASE BEARS? WHICH BEARS?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 11, 2018 06:12 PM (y87Qq)

378 Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 06:09 PM (70cR

Don't know about Belize but Nutria originate from South South America. I don't think they are very desirable as a food source. Like Beaver or Muskrat.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 06:12 PM (2DOZq)

379 377. All of them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 11, 2018 06:12 PM (fA1SL)

380 older rancher near our place moved into town during the cold months. decided to go out to his place one cold day to do some repairs. guess he fell off his ladder, broke his leg, found him frozen solid week later.
Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 11, 2018 06:07 PM (MTjB1)

That is terribly sad.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 11, 2018 06:13 PM (Ri/rl)

381 Can we spread the rumor that Nutria are a Brazilian sex enhancer?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2018 06:14 PM (hyuyC)

382 wasabi
wabi-sabi

Got me some mockery from the horde over that. It hurt my feelings, it did. It wasn't pretty, But I learned the lesson.

Shibui - a lot of my photography is like that. At least I think so.

*sniff*
*wipes tear*



Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 11, 2018 06:14 PM (ECDXs)

383 If Cajuns won't eat nutria, and they'll eat pretty much anything that flies, swims, or crawls,



I can't imagine that they're tasty AT. ALL.



Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2018 06:11 PM (9q7Dl)

they were probably f*cking with me and wanted to see the look on my face as I took my first bite! Lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 11, 2018 06:14 PM (70cRb)

384 Tami: I wish I could loan you my daughter as a wedding planner. She bought all her church and dining hall decorations on Craig's List and 40% off coupons from Michaels. She got her dress at half price by buying a floor model. She got the family discount on her buffet. (Her future MiL was a cousin to a restaurant owner.) I didn't have to do one thing except give her some money. She paid for the rest of it as she went along, so she and her new husband started out with no wedding debt. Some of these couples spend more than the cost of a starter home and end up getting divorced before the wedding is paid for.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at February 11, 2018 06:15 PM (N3Tzm)

385 379 377. All of them.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 11, 2018 06:12 PM (fA1SL)

Black Bears are Best.

Posted by: Dwight Schrute at February 11, 2018 06:15 PM (2DOZq)

386 Not that it's live but a Canuck and a Norwegian just had tied times in the 5km speedskating! The Canuck won having to take the clock down to the thousandth to win 6:11:616 to 6:11:618 although with the Hoser's skate-tip clearly ahead of the Norwegian's in the ultra-slow-mo.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 11, 2018 06:15 PM (ewxPW)

387 Here's to the Finns winning biathlon.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 11, 2018 06:16 PM (hyuyC)

388 Easy fix for the nutria problem. Wolves and coyotes and large feline predators. Breed 'em like mad and turn 'em loose.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
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This was actually suggested by Eco warriors in Chapel Hill, NC. A local lake area was having problems with beaver, and the local Eco types upon hearing this suggested introduction of the Red Wolf as a solution.

When asked if there was a downside, they had no thoughts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 11, 2018 06:17 PM (ZpfqO)

389 322 Why are they handing out teddy bears instead of medals?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 11, 2018 05:47 PM (gC2IV)
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Imagine there's no medals.
It's easy if you try.
No one to gloat over winning.
No loser there to cry.

Imagine all the athletes
Hugging teddy bears..........oh oh oh

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 11, 2018 06:17 PM (0jtPF)

390 >>>and his dad says let me tell you something boy there is nothing worse in this world than having a woman tell you I told you so<<<

From his dad's mouth to God's ears! Amen.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2018 06:17 PM (bJ0w+)

391 That is terribly sad.
Posted by: CaliGirl at February




well yeah but had he simply told someone where he was going and when it probably would have turned out fine.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 11, 2018 06:19 PM (MTjB1)

392 Some fools tried to get the sriracha sauce plant shut down here, they built a new one in Texas. It's only a matter of time before they close here due to the hostile business environment.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 11, 2018 06:19 PM (6Ll1u)

393 #387 Here's to the Continuation Games, Salty.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 11, 2018 06:19 PM (ewxPW)

394 Had no idea what a nutria was. Just looked it up. First entry was nutria rat. Second was swamp rat.
'Nuff said.

Posted by: RI Redbot at February 11, 2018 06:20 PM (uZ8ZO)

395 388. I'm not seeing a downside to flooding certain areas with as many apex predators as can be got.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 11, 2018 06:20 PM (fA1SL)

396 Imagine there's no medals.

--

I was thinking that a few days ago. You get the honor of competing in the Olympics because there are First Place, Second Place, and Third place and several thousand losers.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 11, 2018 06:20 PM (ECDXs)

397 siracha is one of the most disappointing "hot sauces" ever, not even hot, more tangy.


someone ruined tabasco for me. mentioned how I was really fond of putting tabasco on food. some guy said he hates tabasco because it is too vinegary. now the only flavor I get is vinegar. sigh.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 11, 2018 06:21 PM (MTjB1)

398 369
Nutria were brought here intentionally to breed for

fur. They eventually were released and as someone mentioned, bred like

rabbits and thus the Nutria problem we have today.



Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 11, 2018 06:06 PM (2DOZq)

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Harry Lee used to send out sniper teams at night to kill them along the drainage canals in Jefferson Parish.

Posted by: Javems at February 11, 2018 06:22 PM (bVEBo)

399 My mother had a nutria jacket. Very soft and pretty.
They were quite the rage back in the whenevers---50's?60's?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 11, 2018 06:22 PM (0jtPF)

400 >>I can't imagine that they're tasty AT. ALL.

Well they are rats so no, probably not.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 11, 2018 06:22 PM (/tuJf)

401 394 Had no idea what a nutria was. Just looked it up. First entry was nutria rat. Second was swamp rat.
'Nuff said.

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me neither

they must be ROUS (Rodents of Unusual Size), native to the Fire Swamps

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 11, 2018 06:23 PM (hMwEB)

402 Unless your daughter is having a friend do the service or hiring somebody online, please have her consult the clergyperson officiating as soon as possible. People often don't think of this. I will not do a wedding if someone calls me right before because I won't have had time to do premarital counseling, and I may not be available. In the RCC you have to do Pre_Cana and I'm not sure how long process is-maybe up to year or more. Best wishes and prayers on the preparation I think it can be rather a stressful thing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2018 06:23 PM (8+Ozj)

403 sriracha sauce plant shut down...for the smell or something. Like building next to a dairy farm and then complaining about the smell and flies...Damn I hate that...

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 06:23 PM (weSWO)

404 nutria, isn't that that the spread the euros love? who knew it was made from rodents.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 11, 2018 06:24 PM (MTjB1)

405 Well they are rats so no, probably not.

--

King Rat by James Clavell

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 11, 2018 06:24 PM (ECDXs)

406 Tell Rack of Lamb is nearly done, seasoned with Sweet/Smokey rub and Rosemary.

Posted by: Luann at February 11, 2018 06:25 PM (7ZiDC)

407 Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 11, 2018 06:24 PM (ECDXs)

Did not read the book but I loved the movie.

Posted by: Dwight Schrute at February 11, 2018 06:25 PM (2DOZq)

408 "older rancher near our place moved into town during the cold months. decided to go out to his place one cold day to do some repairs. guess he fell off his ladder, broke his leg, found him frozen solid week later"

I used to paint houses and this is a pet peeve of mine: People just don't appreciate how friggin' dangerous ladders are.

A guy here died falling from a six-foot step ladder. He was alone working on his house, fell with the ladder under him, and a piece of the ladder pierced his liver. His wife found him dead when she returned from a shopping trip.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2018 06:25 PM (398bZ)

409 Mrs Hades is a big fan of all that Pampered Chef stuff. We have a whole cabinet full of it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 11, 2018 06:25 PM (vbvxt)

410 Hey, are we getting a gub thread? I've got a question for weasel.

Posted by: RI Redbot at February 11, 2018 06:26 PM (uZ8ZO)

411 Nood gub

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 11, 2018 06:27 PM (fA1SL)

412 Gun thread up

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 06:27 PM (weSWO)

413 Did not read the book [King Rat] but I loved the movie.
Posted by: Dwight Schrute at February 11, 2018 06:25 PM

The book was very good, as I remember. Haven't seen the movie. I like most everything I've read by Clavell.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 11, 2018 06:27 PM (ECDXs)

414 6:09:76 Looks like a Dutchman just won the gold with that time and set a new record of three 5km golds in a row (over three separate Olympics). Canuck, silver; Norwegian, bronze.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 11, 2018 06:27 PM (ewxPW)

415 His wife found him dead when she returned from a shopping trip. Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 11, 2018 06:25 PM (398bZ)

How awful for her-and for him, of course.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2018 06:27 PM (8+Ozj)

416 Sriracha sauce isn't labeled as a hot sauce, just a sauce. It's made with jalapenos grown only here though, and I like it.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 11, 2018 06:28 PM (6Ll1u)

417 "What are the best pillows?"

Dirty pillows

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at February 11, 2018 06:28 PM (5fSr7)

418 I've only gotten it once but there's Sriracha popcorn available here.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 11, 2018 06:31 PM (ewxPW)

419 It is utterly unimportant, but amusing, that I frequently see weather-brags here, from CA, from ..... San Francisco!


Um .......


SF weather varies greatly, depending on which part of the large bay area you're talking about, but SF's selling point has never really been weather. The city, I mean. Surely no real winter, few extremes.


But it's the southern end of the state that has the ridiculously moderate and pleasant weather, most of the time. This year's very unusually nice, no rain, plants think it's July (dry heat). Still a bit unnerving though when it's actually hot in January.

Posted by: Very Unstable Semi-Genius, AKA rhomboid at February 11, 2018 06:33 PM (QDnY+)

420 Speaking of home weddings they can be exhaustive, no are exhaustive. I did my own with the help of two friends. A young man had passed and his mother didn't want to see his flowers from the wake whither and fade. She wanted to see his life celebrated in a blessed happy event. We rearranged the flowers and used them for the wedding.

Worked the day before. I was up to 5am preparing food, last minute cleaning, finished making the flower basket and ring pillow for our flower girl and ring bearer even though we were getting married at 10am. Was suppose to be outdoor event but rain decided to fall, everyone indoor. We also had our own band.

I wish you happiness and many blessings on your upcoming wedding.

Memorable and good time was had for all.

Posted by: Luann at February 11, 2018 06:35 PM (7ZiDC)

421 Yo!

Posted by: So Meaty at February 11, 2018 06:40 PM (Hpenq)

422 She paid for the rest of it as she went along, so she and her new husband started out with no wedding debt. Some of these couples spend more than the cost of a starter home and end up getting divorced before the wedding is paid for.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at February 11, 2018 06:15 PM (N3Tzm)

Oh wow...good for her!

I'm cutting corners and getting discounts anywhere I can. Even so...hoooboy!

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2018 06:40 PM (Enq6K)

423 Tobasco is the worst sauce there is, I haven't eaten it probably 25 yrs. Strangely enough I really like Heinz 57 and it is vinegar heavy.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 11, 2018 06:41 PM (6Ll1u)

424 Worked the day before. I was up to 5am preparing food, last minute cleaning, finished making the flower basket and ring pillow for our flower girl and ring bearer even though we were getting married at 10am. Was suppose to be outdoor event but rain decided to fall, everyone indoor. We also had our own band.

I wish you happiness and many blessings on your upcoming wedding.

Memorable and good time was had for all.

Posted by: Luann at February 11, 2018 06:35 PM (7ZiDC)

Oh man...I'm not doing nearly that much! I should stop bitching now...

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2018 06:42 PM (Enq6K)

425 Best wishes and prayers on the preparation I think it can be rather a stressful thing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 11, 2018 06:23 PM (8+Ozj)

Thanks Fenelon....I think they're just using an 'officiant'...not a religious ceremony.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2018 06:44 PM (Enq6K)

426 If Cajuns won't eat nutria, and they'll eat pretty much anything that flies, swims, or crawls,

I can't imagine that they're tasty AT. ALL.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 11, 2018 06:11 PM

I imagine they taste like muskrat, and that's actually not bad. I haven't had it in many years, but IIRC it was like rabbit but leaner.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 11, 2018 06:56 PM (G8B7r)

427 I hate them.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 11, 2018 05:43 PM (BtQd4)


The police or the nutria?

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 06:57 PM (63l5P)

428 There's always the drive-thru Vegas wedding by the Reverend Fat Elvis.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 11, 2018 05:56 PM (qJtVm)


Might be cheaper to fly everyone to Vegas.

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 07:02 PM (63l5P)

429


Are we not meat?

Posted by: S. Cargo at February 11, 2018 07:02 PM (IqV8l)

430 I got just so far and couldn't take it any more, so I jumped on down hear to comment without reading the rest of the carnage reports.

Obviously nobody's mother loved them, and so, never taught them the safe way to use a mandoline slicer. This would include my mother, of course, but at least she did leave me a real, American-made mandoline, an Ekco or an Ever-Sharp, one of those names.

They're not supposed to unscrew, fold up an fit into some Halliburton case like a sex toy or assassination device. A real one is made out of a couple of pieces of cleverly-rolled sheet metal, so it has loop legs under it that hold it just a few degrees off horizontal, not precipitously angled like that thing above.

There is only one sharp blade. It is about 3 inches deep, and a metal table feed about the same width line up in front of it, kind of adjustable by pinch and slide. You do NOT put your fingers on that feed piece.

And you take your cucumber, potato, yam, or zucchini, and you ROTATE it past the cutting surface. You do NOT push it into the blade. You just skim it over the edged gap, keeping your fingers on the back part of the vegetable matter. Cutting is always done at an obtuse angle. You are never exerting pressure directly toward the sharp edge. And when you get down to where your fingers can't hold the remaining bit, for Christ's sake finish those last couple of slices with a chef's knife. There. Now you'll live forever.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 11, 2018 07:03 PM (H5rtT)

431 Being from back east I wouldn't know.

Posted by: Colin at February 11, 2018 06:03 PM (weSWO)


Depending on "back east" you'd know now. We've got them in Virginia. (Of course, I *do* live in a swamp.)

Posted by: GWB at February 11, 2018 07:06 PM (63l5P)

432 Mandolines? Been using them for years.

What the problem?

Posted by: Stumpy at February 11, 2018 07:32 PM (XH83a)

433 I just used my mandolin to make fried potatoes tonight. A wonderful timesaver.

When I ordered it, I also ordered the protective glove. I found one on Amazon which people said fit small hands, and it does.

You only need one, for the hand doing the work. I'm still careful doing this, but the glove really does seem sufficiently impervious to the blade.

Posted by: Alana at February 11, 2018 07:42 PM (LPf7b)

434 I took part of my finger off with a mandoline, so I got some kevlar gloves to wear and they work like a charm. They don't seem all that unusual but I can't cut them. Cannot.

But those suckers are seriously dangerous

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 11, 2018 08:14 PM (39g3+)

435 And yeah people eat nutria, but if you're poor you'll eat pretty much anything you can catch and kill. Note, I say "you" eat, not I.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 11, 2018 08:16 PM (39g3+)

436 Grammie Winger, if you're still reading, the IKEA near us has the spring smorgasbord on March 9. So you can check yers.

Posted by: Gordon at February 11, 2018 08:37 PM (h+e4o)

437 https://tinyurl.com/RTFMandoline

Posted by: Marooned at February 11, 2018 10:38 PM (8hRlF)

438 About three weeks ago, for the first time in my life I tried to make chili from scratch. I mean really from scratch; no chili powder. I took a bag of dried Guajillo chilis, seeded them, reconstituted them in some hot water, added garlic and onion and salt and pepper and pureed them in the Cuisinart (which replaces your mandolin, btw). I added meat (stew beef and cubed lamb) and simmered.

Upon tasting, it was very bitter. I added honey, hoping to reduce the bitterness. It was then bittersweet; off tasting. For the first time in probably thirty years I had cooked an inedible dish and ended up throwing it out.

Now, I am on a quest to make scratch chili from dried peppers and make it good. I once had something like "Colorado" chili cooked over an open flame by some Navajo at the edge of a big reservation in Arizona. It was rich, grainy, smoky and the best chili I ever had. I want to figure out how to make that.

Posted by: sherlockzz at February 12, 2018 07:18 AM (uBsvC)

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